Deep underwater within the Marianas Trench an accident ends in a devastating Tsunami that destroys the Hawaiian Islands because it continues towards the west coast. Panic ensues all up and down the western coast of North and South America. In an try to reduce its influence, scientists launch an underwater explosion that inadvertently makes the tsunami extra highly effective and centered on Los Angeles. Scientists rush to an answer whereas the army begins planning for the worst. Los Angeles begins emergency evacuation. Lives and loves are misplaced at the same time as a brash younger grad pupil comes up with an answer: begin the mom of all earthquakes to counter the dashing torrent and lift the continental shelf off the coast of america.