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Volcanoes are hot stuff.

Amazing Planet

Examines the forces, such as volcanoes, glaciers, and tectonic plates, that over eons have produced various types of landforms and continue to transform the face of the earth.

Earth: the Biography

Tells the story Earth and the forces that shape it.

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

Chronicles the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, as well as subsequent eruptions and volcanic activity. Includes a look at the mountain ten years later with its miraculous regrowth.

Forces of Nature

Visits a volcano on the brink of eruption in the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Midwest's notorious "Tornado Alley", and the historic sites of earthquakes in Turkey, where scientists work to predict when and where the next tremor will occur.

How the Earth Was Made

Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time.

In the Path of a Killer Volcano

Documents the group of scientists who monitored the 1991 eruption of the Philippines' Mount Pinatubo.


Using dramatic re-enactment and voicover narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people.

Lava Flows and Lava Tubes

Examines a number of lava flows and lava tubes in Hawaii and other places, describing how these landforms came to be. Shows live lava flows in progress.

Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried. However, life began to bloom again, and biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the return of plant and animal life.

Mystery of the Megavolcano

Questions whether ancient supervolcanoes could reawaken and what the consequences would be if they did.

Volcano Above the Clouds

As global warming causes a glacier atop Mount Kilimanjaro to melt, scientists argue that an inevitable landslide will trigger a volcanic eruption the magnitude of Mount St. Helen's.

Volcano: Fountains of Fire

Presents an inside look at the volcanic activity at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Volcano: Nature's Inferno

Explains what a volcano is, explores how volcanoes build new land mass, and chronicles past volcanic eruptions throughout the world. Features comments from leading volcanologists and visits to some of the world's most famous volcanoes including Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines and Mount Unzen in Japan.

Volcano Under the City

In 2002, rivers of lava poured from the volcano Nyiragongo through the streets of the city of Goma in central Africa. A year later, volcanologist Jacques Durieux leads a team of specialists to the volcano to try and figure out its inner secrets.