Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Volcanic eruptions continue to terrify people around the world. This video features footage of eruptions in West Africa, the Philippines, and New Zealand. It also discusses the potential eruption of America's Mount Rainier, which, it is expected, would be much worse than the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Recent steps have been taken to try and provide residents of threatened communities with a significant warning period so they can escape the ash and lava. Both survivors of volcano eruptions and volcanologists provide their unique insights during interviews.