Alex and Amber explore the fumeroles developing on the formerly extinct New Mexican volcanic plains. They trace the volcanic formation, and the expanding quakes up the further fractured Rio Grande to Yellowstone.
Families are separated by those who stayed to secure the area, and those who evacuated. Somehow, those who survive must rebuild in a world without electricity, or fuel.
A series of devastating earthquakes and volcanic eruptions rift New Mexico, and the North American Continent.
Families are split by those who evacuated, and those who remained. Impending volcanic winter, and future centuries of flooding, force them to prepare for a nomadic future without modern technology.
Young experts, Amber and Alex are sent to the center of the one place they don't want to be. Surrounded by military bases, buried weapons, amidst the remains of a long slumbering volcanic plain.
Fumeroles emerge. Intense earthquakes reawaken forgotten fault lines. The formerly flowing Rio Grande dams. Rifts widen. Roads shatter. Plates shift. Fear emerges. People scatter. Families separated.