- Ring of Fire (1991 film)
name = Ring of Fire
Mike Day, George Casey, Paul Navros
Lawrence Blair, George Casey, David L. Hamilton, Sean MacLeod Phillips
editing = Tim Huntley
released = 1991
runtime = 40 minutes
country = USA/Spain
language = English
imdb_id = 0102794
Ring of Fire is a
1991documentary film in IMAXformat. It looks at some of the varieties of volcanismand earthquakeactivity in the Ring of Fire, around the Pacific Rim. The film runs 40 minutes.
The film was jointly presented by the
Fort Worth Museum of Science and Historyin Fort Worth, Texas, The Science Museum of Minnesotain Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Centerin San Diego, California
The film has eight main segments (chapters in the
1. Ring of Fire: an overview of the region using
wireframecomputer animation, and including footage of Hawaiian lava flows as an illustration of how early Earth might have looked. Footage of a new volcano in Chile is also shown.
2. The San Francisco Quake of '89: looks at the 1989
Loma Prieta earthquakein San Francisco, Californiaand its aftermath, including IMAX footage of the rescheduled game of the World Series, ten days after the quake.
Mount Saint Helens: includes IMAX footage from about 10 years after the 1980eruption, and the famous time sequence of the eruption taken at the time.
4. Floating on Hot Liquid: looks at the geology of volcanism, again using wireframe computer animation to illustrate plate movement and magma flow up through the crust.
5. Learning to Live With a Volcano: life in
Sakurajima, an island in Japanwhere eruptions are almost constant and evacuation drills are an annual event; sulfurmining at Kawah Ijen
7. The Center of the Ring: Looks at volcanism on
Hawai'i, especially Kilaueaand Mauna Loa, Footage includes roads, houses and cars destroyed by advancing lava, and underwater lave flows.
8. End Credits
The film was released as a VHS video in 1995, and as a DVD in 1997 (rereleased in 2006)
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