Synopsis: The West coast of Northern America suffers an unprecedented series of major earthquakes in a matter of days, puzzling seismologists, including Dr. Jordan Fisher's team. His maverick assistant Samantha Hill comes up with a theory, which they confirm on site, that a deep tectonic rift links them and is likely to sink most of California into the Pacific. The only imaginable countermeasure are subterranean nuclear explosions. Three succeed, one rather causes a new problem. Meanwhile federal and other authorities as well as various people wrestle with side-effects like landslides and cope with a huge refugees exodus.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
165 min

has caused many commuters

to overflow into

downtown neighborhoods.

Traffic in and out of Sea-Tac

has all but halted...

This quake is worse than

the Northridge quake, sir.

That area is going

to be feeling

the side-effects from this one

for the next five years.

How does this affect the

rest of the nation, Daniel?

Well, sir, right now, it's

the story of the week.

People are glued to their TVs,

but I believe eventually,

the financial impact of this one

is going to send a ripple effect

across the rest

of this nation.

And how is the governor

handling this?

He's doing his best to

put out fires, sir.

But how is he handling

this personally?

He's a bit overwhelmed, sir.

They weren't prepared

for this sort of scenario.

Then let's give him a hand.

He has to know he's

not alone in this.

We're going to do

everything we can

to help those people

through this tragedy.

Uh, Mr. President,

you have a meeting scheduled

with the German ambassador.


Sir, he's not going

to be pleased.

Uh... you've rescheduled

twice already.

And I'm rescheduling it again.

My people come first, Sean.

Get to somewhere safe.

Don't panic.

Kind of try and

keep an ear tuned

to the radio, or, of

course, television.

Jordan... look, um...

I'm sorry

if I overstepped my bounds.

It's just, I...

I walked in there, and

I just can't stand...

Being out of control.

I know. You're a

control freak.

It's one of the things

I love about you.

Oh, well, I hope

that's a compliment.

Sam, I'm sorry, okay?

I'm sorry I came

down so hard on you.

All right?

Do you accept my apology?

Oh, don't, don't,

don't, don't, don't.

What's the problem?

You recommended Marshall...

Come on, Sam.

He's not even published.

We both know I have

twice the experience.

I was perfect for the job.

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