There are few forces on earth that equal the power and destructive force of a volcano. Their impact has helped shape this planet, altered climates, and laid waste to entire civilizations. That destructive power has terrified, awed and fascinated humans for centuries. However for those who understand them, they are beautiful spectacles of the earth's inner mechanism at work. Out of the approximately 550 active volcanoes on the planet, few are ever destructive. They remain content to put on a spectacle for all those near, or increasing numbers of adventurers who dare to venture to remote locations to watch one of natures most incredible shows. Where there is a demand, there is opportunity, A small German based company Volcano Discovery is cashing in on what has become a new craze, and catering to the adventurous and volcano curious Volcanologist Thomas Pfeiffer, and his team.
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In the Path of a Volcano 02x05
Venture into the danger zone of two volcanic craters posing widely divergent threats. Hawaii's Kilauea is a shield volcano that threatens communities with its slow-but-relentless lava flow, while the Sumatran Sinabung is a stratovolcano delivering carnage via a sudden and explosive surge of superheated gas and rock.
Restless Giants 02x04
Japan has more than 100 active volcanoes--two in particular may be on the verge of unleashing a devastating sequence of deadly eruptions and secondary earthquake activity. Join intrepid volcanologist Tom Pfeiffer's dangerous and exhilarating journey to the foot of these angry giants.
A Place Like Hell 02x03
Indonesia is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world--the island of Java alone has 45 active volcanoes, which could erupt at any time. Descend into some of the world's most volatile craters with scientist Tom Pfeiffer, who is hell-bent on photographing rare volcanic phenomenon.
Fires of Don Goyo 02x02
As part of the connecting landmass between North and South America, Mexico has long been at the center of a tectonic tug of war spanning millennia. The result is two of the world's largest, most active volcanoes--the rumbling Popocatepetl and the menacing Volcano De Colima--whose vengeful displays of wrath are increasing in frequency. Could a cataclysmic eruption be just around the corner?
Indonesia Islands of Fire 02x01
Volcanologist Tom Pfeiffer and his team are embarking on their most daring adventure yet--visiting and photographing two remote Indonesian volcanoes, among the 20 most active in the world. Join a tense journey into the heart of one of nature's most dramatic and unpredictable natural phenomena, one that will test this experienced crew of scientists and native guides.
The Fires of Pele 01x04
The Gate of Hell 01x03
Nearly 200 years after a devastating eruption, the island of Krakatoa and its surroundings continue to be volcanically active. Journey to nearby Mount Bromo on the eve of its largest eruption in over a century as it buries the Indonesian island of Java in ash.
Child of Fire 01x02
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is one of the most active on Earth. After a recent eruption, lava flows coat the island in striking new rock formations. Explore 400,000 years of volcanic activity that continues to transform the breathtaking Hawaiian landscape.
Crossing the Danakil 01x01