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  • Latest Activity To The Explosive Plinian Eruptions
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    Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cone) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). The Somma-Vesuvius complex has formed over the last 25,000 years...
  • St Helens 1980 Eruption
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    Mount St. Helens is an active in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located 96 miles south of Seattle and 53 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The mountain is part of the Cascade Range. It is most famous for a catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980. That eruption was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States. 57 people were killed, and 200 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles (24 km) of railwa...
  • 79 A.D. The Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius
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    Pompeii, a Roman city with a population of about 20,000, was annihilated by Mount Vesuvius on August 26, 79 AD. It wasn't until 1595, when artifacts from Pompeii were excavated. Centuries of raiding and looting then followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, archaeological excavations began, revealing to the modern world the way the people lived (and died) in 79 A.D. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was, in fact, the downfall of the ancient city, Pompeii, but people today still wonder how it all hap...
  • One Of Krakatoa's Longest Eruptions
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    Krakatau Krakatau (Krakatoa), is said to have created the worst volcanic eruptions in history, in 1883. Ancient Krakatoa formed in 416 A.D. and still exists today in Indonesia. That same explosion, in 1883, created 130 feet tsunamis, which destroyed 130 coastal homes, two docks (India and Australia), and killed about 36,000 people. It created very loud sounds and was heard as far away as Madasagascar, about 3,000 miles away from Java, where Krakatau was. Some people even believe that it may have...
  • Environmental Effects Of The Thera Eruption
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    What were the cultural and environmental effects of the Bronze Age explosive volcanic eruption of Thera, Greece? "And, that high heaven might be no safer than the earth, They say that the Giants essayed the very throne of heaven, Piling huge mountains, one on another, clear up to the stars. Then the Almighty Father hurled his thunderbolts, Shattered Olympus, and dashed Pelion down from underlying Ossa. When those dread bodies lay o'erwhelmed by their own bulk, They say that Mother Earth, drenche...
  • Impending Eruption
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    2. Predict the location of the expected eruption. The first evidence of an impending eruption is usually a series of seismic events or earthquakes. By observing the movement of seismic activity in the Kilauea Seismic Cross-section one can see an impending eruption is likely to occur in the area surrounding Pu'u'O'o. This is due to the fact that the Earthquakes are moving toward this area and as time passes are becoming closer to the surface, which allows for an eruption to occur. Most likely the...

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