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Mount Vesuvius: Not Just Another Volcano

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Here are some images of Mt. Vesuvius

The location of Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. Somma
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Fig. 4

Fig. 4 and Fig. 5 show not only the location of Mount Vesuvius, but also how Mount Somma wraps around the Vesuvius, forming a half circle.

Mt, Vesuvius and Mt. Somma
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Fig. 5 (http://montana.edu/cybertour/science/kto5/hodged)

Victims of the eruption in Pompeii
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Fig. 6 (http://encarta.msn.com/media_461526502_761576319_-1_1/Victims_of_Mount_Vesuvius.html)

Fig.6 shows the people of Pompeii who were covered in meters of depris from the eruption in 79 A.D.   Their bodies were perfectly preserved.  Scientists then poored plaster over their remains to form the sculptures that can be seen today.

Mt. Vesuvius today
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Fig. 7 (http://www.uwgb.edu/DutchS/EarthSC202Slides/VOLSCLID.HTM)

Fig. 7 also shows a recent image of the crater of Vesuvius.  The last eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was in 1944.  Before its last eruption, the volcanoe's crater was quite shallow, with a small, continuously smoldering cone in the center.  The white ring about 2/3 of the way up this picture shows where the existing floor of the crater was before the eruption in 1944 (University of Wisconsin).

 

   

For a closer look on the concerns the people of Italy have about Mt. Vesuvius follow this video link
 
 
By: Christina Sabatino