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Vesuvius, Italia




archivephoto Italy 1944


The volcano Monte Vesuvio, ital. Mount Vesuvius, eng. - one of the most notorious and
deadly volcano on the earth - dominating high above the crowded Bay of Napoli in Italy.
The summit raises today about 1,77 m.asl and the crater is more than 600 m wide.
On the slopes of the volcano grow wine, fruits and vegetables. Further up the fauna is
dominated by oaks and walnut-trees.

Vesuvius is a volcano with a deadly past. In the year 79 CE all of the old roman city of
Pompeii was buried after a violent explosion killed all of its 20,000 inhabitants within seconds.
To day scientists and volcanologs wonder if the same is going to happen to the three million
people livings in the shadow of this volcano.


February, 2004
Vesuvius suddenly smokes, Napoli area on full alert!
During the past few days smoke has began coming up from Vesuvius,
and the activity is closely watched.

The volcano is unpredictable.
It simply has to do with "What it has done before, it can do again".
The most dangerous if and when, is not the lavaflow, but on one side the quakes following the
eruption and eventually tsunamis, and on the other side red hot gas / nuèe ardent, which could
move down the slopes of the volcano at a speed of 500 miles/hour, burning up everything in
its way.
That was exactly what happened long time ago, when all the 20,000 inhabitants of the old
roman city of Pompeii were buried, on the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

At present people are not threatened, but if the volcano goes wild, it will be some kind of a
problem to evacuate about 3 millions within short time. So that is why Vesuvius is considered
the most dangerous volcano in the world, because this is the volcano that can put most people
in danger.

The smoke might be a warning that a new eruption is coming, or may be just a short wake-up.
(From a report by the volcanolog Henning Andersen's web-pages)



October 13th, 1999
Latest:
At 7:42 the 9th of October 1999 Vesuvius was hit by a tremor force 4, and that lasted
for 15 seconds. According to Osservatorio Vesuviano the quaike was 3.6 and situated
about 5,000 m below the summit. Also according to the observatorium this was a
normal habit by Vesuvius. Anyway, this was the most intense and strong seismic
tremor since the eruption of 1944. Thousand of people came out into the streets,
and the schools were closed.

On Monday the 11.th Vesuvius hit again. At 04:35 with a new quake, but only at 2,9
(Richter's), then two more at 04.52, and then several smaller, all in a depth of
5,000 m below the crater. Again this forced the public to seek into the streets in
panic, and a lot of emotions were involved. (People here are in no doubt what
happened 2.000 years ago). Professor Giuseppe Luongo at the University of Napoli
asked that phase 1 of the alert and evacuation plan to be put out, but scientists were untouched byt the inquiry, and the national TV-channel (RAI) said it would be unpractical to practice evacuation-practice now.

Some people have accused responsible authorities to hide to the public and the scientists, the real status of Vesuvius. Those people have asked for seismological analyses and temperatures collected by the Observatorium - to be given to neutral scientists for valuation. ( La Repubblica, 12 Oktober, 1999)


Vesuvius eruption - unknown time

The volcano - Mt. Vesuvius is the best known volcano on earth; it dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. It is a typical example of a volcano in a volcano made by...   History and eruptions: english italiano
  The most famous and destroying eruption from Vesuvius was in the
year of 70 EC. Greece and roman schoolars knew about the volcanic
nature of the mountain before....
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The volcano - Mt. Vesuvius is the best known volcano on earth; it dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. It is a typical example of a volcano in a volcano made by...

Vesuvius National Park: english italiano

Vesuvius National Park was founded on the 5th of Juni, 1995.
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The volcano - Mt. Vesuvius is the best known volcano on earth; it dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. It is a typical example of a volcano in a volcano made by...   Det fotografiske galleri: english italiano
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