Deep Core | 1999
Technicians on an oil rig monitor a high-tech attempt to reach the world's largest oil reserve; an eighty billion barrel reservoir one hundred miles beneath the Mid-Oceanic Ridge. Something goes terribly wrong and the resulting explosion unleashes a tsunami that slams into the tropical island of Kontiki destroying it completely. At the same time, 2,000 miles away in Siberia, the town of Moltov is swallowed by a giant sinkhole. Scientists at the U.S. Geological survey are at a loss to explain the events. The only possibility is that a previously ignored warning from disgraced geologist, Brian Gordon suggests that, a disruption within the Earth's mantle beneath the Mid-Oceanic Ridge could cause a chain reaction of such massive proportions that it would tear the entire planet apart. The government has no choice but to find Gordon and entice him to pilot the Ultra sound Drilling machine which he had helped design. With only five days to prepare for the mission, the domino effect has begun.