The world is home to over 1600 active volcanoes that could erupt at any moment, causing mass destruction and claiming thousands of lives. Some areas are at constant risk of a catastrophic volcanic eruption, with locals living in fear of the worst.
One such volcano is Mount Rainier, standing tall at 4,392 meters near the bustling city of Seattle in the United States. Scientists consider it to be the most dangerous volcano in the country, capable of producing a massive mudflow that could engulf nearby cities if it were to erupt. The devastating power of volcanic eruptions is exemplified by the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée in Martinique, which wiped out the entire city of Saint-Pierre in 90 seconds and killed nearly 30,000 people. Since its activity resumed in 2020, the volcano has been under high surveillance.
But the threat also looms in Italy. The Phlegraean Fields and the Vesuvius could bury the entire Bay of Naples in just a few hours, with catastrophic consequences for neighboring countries and across the entire European continent. Meanwhile, Pinatubo and Krakatoa in Indonesia are among the most active volcanoes in the world, and the experts fear the worst if they were to erupt.
Despite the risks, volcanologists work tirelessly to anticipate the dangers posed by these fiery beasts and prevent the next catastrophic eruption. Through exclusive 3D animations and the insights of international experts, this documentary takes you on a captivating journey to explore the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. Discover the fascinating world of these awe-inspiring giants and the potential devastation they could unleash on our world. Join us as we dive deep into the heart of the world's most active and perilous volcanoes.