I just finished watching the Netflix movie “How It Ends” and would like to hear other people’s opinions about what actually happened. What WAS the disaster in the movie?
The features of the disaster that I remember:
- earthquake at the beginning
- frequent earthquakes after the first
- power outage on West Coast, which quickly spread to Chicago and presumably the entire country
- Cell phone outage, presumably nationwide
- Intense electrical storms
- Aurora Borealis much farther south than normal
- Thick ash-fall in Seattle and surroundings
- Tsunami on the West Coast
- What appeared to be a pyroclastic flow at the end of the movie.
(What else did I miss?)
What could have caused this? A bunch of things come to mind, but nothing seems to be the “perfect” fit:
- Nuclear attack, including an EMP
- Coronal Mass Ejection
- North and South Poles swapping polarity
- Something else?
Nuclear attack with EMP: could explain the earthquake at the beginning, the power and cell phone outages and the Tsunami (underwater detonation), but too many electrical devices still worked for it actually to be an EMP.
Coronal Mass Ejection: could explain the power and cell phone outages, Aurora Borealis, intense electrical storms. I can’t see it causing the Tsunami and volcanic symptoms.
Super volcano: The ash fall was in the wrong place for the yellowstone supervolcano (they would have gotten heavy ash in Montana and Idaho, not primarily around Seattle. Could account for all earthquakes and pyroclastic flow, but not for Tsunami and maybe not for electro magnetic effects.
Poles swapping polarity: could account for electro-magnetic effects, maybe for power and cellphone outage. Would short-wave radio still work in this scenario? Can’t see it causing the Tsunami, and maybe not for volcanic effects.
What do you think?