Oil drilling causes the Earth's crust to sink, pushing the magma up. A crew must detonate nuclear fusion weapons underground and push the crust back into its proper position. Meanwhile, on the surface, there is a debate as to whether to inform the public about the impending crisis.
A sequel was planned shortley after filming by the director Terry Cunnigham and writer Michael Konyves. The sequel will begin filming (as planned) In New York City where an earthquake makes the ground sink.The second film will not be made by the same company that the first one was made by. The film's plot has been compared to that of The Core.Template:Who