Ring of Fire
A great circle of volcanoes and seismic activity rings the Pacific Ocean and includes three quarters of the world's 600 active volcanoes.
Half a billion people dwell on the fiery boundary circling 30,000 miles around the Pacific rim. A team of geologists, anthropologists, computer animators and filmmakers worked for over seven years on this ambitious film project.
Spectacular volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are featured, including Mount St. Helens, the Lonquimay volcano in Chile, Navidad in Chile, Sakurajima in Japan and Mount Merapi in Indonesia and the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
As dense plumes of ash explode into the sky, viewers will witness the birth of a new volcano in southern Chile. In Indonesia, the most volcanic nation on Earth, miners risk their lives to recover sulfur from the slopes of Kwah Ijen. The annual evacuation drill held on the Japanese volcanic island of Sakurajima on the anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption in 1914 is also included.