Poppy field. Volcano crater. Lava is smoking. Researchers at the crater of the volcano. Newsreel: an earthquake in Tashkent, buildings are crumbling, people left homeless. President of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR P.K.Khabibullaev speaks (synchronously) about the study of the earth's crust and the nature of earthquakes. Scientists in the laboratory of the Tashkent Institute of Seismology. Studies of the earth's crust, water by an ultrasonic generator. Seismological station in the mountains. Scientists at work. Sunset. Eruption.