Ready to Rumble

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Ready to Rumble

Clip from Sunday Night  |  Seven  |  April 11, 2010

Details the active volcanoes in Vanuatu and analyses the potential threat to Australia if they erupt.

Details the active volcanoes in Vanuatu and analyses the potential threat to Australia if they erupt.

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