Volcanoes, earthquakes, scientific methods and instrumentation, natural disasters
Dr. Harry Dalton investigates seismic activity at a dormant volcano known as Dante's Peak. He predicts that the volcano will erupt, based on the evidence of changing conditions. The city council and his superiors don't believe in his prediction, so he continues to find evidence. When the volcano explosively erupts, Dr. Dalton with the city's mayor travels up the volcano to rescue the mayor's family. In the end Dr. Dalton, the mayor, and her family race to escape the pyroclastic cloud and hide in an abandoned mining shaft.
Visual presentation of volcano
Presentation and discussion of pre-eruption effects
Depiction of an explosive eruption
The representation of a truck driving through lava
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