Mt. Vesuvius Poses Imminent Danger
- Mt. Vesuvius Poses Imminent Danger...10/06/03
by Mitch Battros (ECTV)
The Italian government believes Mt. Vesuvius to be such an imminent threat,
they are offering residents money to move.
Hundreds of families who live on the slopes of the volcano Mount Vesuvius
have decided to accept the government's offer of
$35,000 to move outside the eruption danger zone.
Many geologists believe that it is only a matter of time before another
major eruption by the volcano devastates populated
areas around the volcano. a large eruption in 79AD buried the towns of
Pompeii and Herculaneum. In the first two days of
the government's offer, about 900 families applied for the payments to move
outside the danger zone.
Vesuvius is a complex volcano. I have recently learned, Vesuvius is part of
a Super-Volcano named �Somma�. Mt. Vesuvius
sits in a caldera formed about 34,000 years ago. It is known as the �Somma
Caldera�. This is much the same as Northern
America's Yellowstone Super-Volcano.
From 1983-1985 an area of 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) was
uplifted, in places up to 5.9 feet (1.8 meters),
damaging homes, the harbor, and the tourist industry. In 5960 B.C. and 3580
B.C., Vesuvius had two eruptions that rate
among the largest known in Europe. The area was frequently jolted by large
earthquakes. The decorative stonework records
the damage caused by an earlier earthquake, perhaps the earthquake of 62
A.D. that preceded the 79 A.D. eruption.
Vesuvius is a dangerous and deadly volcano. Mudflows and lava flows from the
eruption in 1631 killed 3,500 people. About
3,360 people died in the 79 A.D. eruption from ash flows and falls. Studies
of past eruptions and their deposits continue.
These studies help volcanologists understand the hazards associated with
future eruptions. The population density in some
areas of high risk is 20,000 to 30,000 per square km. About 3 million people
could be seriously affected by future eruptions.
In the first 15 minutes of a medium- to large-scale eruption, those living
in an area within a 4 mile (7 km) radius of the
volcano, could be destroyed.
Yellowstone Super-Volcano Still Showing Small Swarms
+++++ RECENT YELLOWSTONE REGION EARTHQUAKES LOCATED BY THE UNIV. OF UTAH
DATE-(UTC)-TIME LAT(N) LON(W) DEP MAG COMMENTS
yy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss deg. deg. km Ml
03/09/26 00:45:09 44.74N 111.03W 7.0 0.7 6.4 mi NNE of W. Yellowstone
03/09/28 05:51:49 44.81N 110.88W 7.4 1.4 10.3 mi WNW of Norris Junc.
03/09/29 04:30:25 44.09N 110.56W 3.9 2.6 22.5 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/29 05:52:08 44.59N 110.93W 12.3 0.9 5.2 mi SSW of Madison Junc.
03/09/29 09:33:23 44.08N 110.55W 2.0 1.6 23.3 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/29 10:26:20 44.09N 110.56W 3.0 1.6 22.6 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/29 13:29:36 44.09N 110.57W 5.1 2.0 22.3 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/29 13:29:50 44.11N 110.58W 3.2 1.6 21.5 mi S of West Thumb
03/09/29 21:55:31 44.08N 110.56W 4.3 1.1 23.0 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 00:10:01 44.08N 110.56W 4.7 1.3 22.9 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 02:40:26 44.08N 110.55W 2.5 1.5 23.5 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 03:11:54 44.09N 110.56W 5.3 2.1 22.6 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 03:16:09 44.09N 110.56W 3.8 1.4 22.9 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 05:15:49 44.08N 110.55W 4.4 1.2 23.2 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 05:28:32 44.08N 110.56W 3.8 1.5 22.9 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 08:53:37 44.08N 110.55W 0.6 1.8 23.5 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 09:00:36 44.08N 110.56W 3.6 1.6 23.1 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 09:47:43 44.08N 110.55W 3.8 1.3 22.9 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 09:56:19 44.58N 110.74W 2.4 1.6 7.7 mi ESE of Madison Junc.
03/09/30 11:32:07 44.08N 110.56W 4.5 1.4 23.1 mi SSE of West Thumb
03/09/30 11:32:20 44.10N 110.59W 3.8 1.2 21.7 mi S of West Thumb
03/10/01 10:35:07 44.76N 111.04W 3.6 0.8 7.1 mi NNE of W. Yellowstone
03/10/01 12:52:54 44.51N 111.17W 14.1 0.9 11.1 mi S of W. Yellowstone
03/10/01 22:40:29 44.75N 111.12W 8.5 0.4 6.3 mi NNW of W. Yellowstone
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