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Mt. Vesuvius

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Kylie Jenkins

on 25 March 2013

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Transcript of Mt. Vesuvius

Eruption Dangers Location, Formation, and Type Current Activity Not currently erupting; last major eruption was in 1944. Little to no steam escapes from its vents, and it has minor earthquake activity compared to its past. Monitoring The monitoring of the volcano is done by the Vesuvius Observatory through seismologic sensors and recently formed technology. Through this, seismologists attempt to predict the intensity of the next eruption. It is difficult for them to do so, because what they predict, and what their models suggest, contradict one another. Therefore, they are certain more eruptions are to come, but the time and intensity are still uncertain. Mt. Vesuvius Formed by the convergence of an African plate pushing beneath a Eurasian plate, which then pushed upward. It is a composite volcano, also known as a stratovolcano, due to its height, steepness, and numerous layers of lava, ash, and other particles. Eruption History Mt. Vesuvvius has been quite calm the past 60 years; in fact, it has shown little to no activity in this time frame. Volcanic Features Eruptions can cause land to be altered. They can make air dangerous to breathe in. After or before an eruption, inhabitants may have to leave their homes for safety. A seismologist monitoring volcanic gas. Seismologists using different instruments to measure seismic activity, gas levels, and other factors.
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