Volcanic Eruption Timelapse

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Volcanic Eruption Timelapse

Stunning!

Volcanic eruptions are stunningly beautiful.

The most notorious volcanic eruption took place in Italy, A.D 79. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius killed an estimated 20, 000 people and buried Pompeii and Herculaneum under 20 feet of ash and lava. But, while causing mass devastation, the two towns were perfectly preserved. During 1748 the work stared to uncover the lost towns and it continues today.

You can go and see it for yourself. Getting a flight to Italy can be very cheap from anywhere in Europe.

Volcanic eruptions happen because molten rock, ash and steam are all forced through the earth’s crust. Volcanoes are described as either being active, dormant or extinct. Active volcanoes are either expected to erupt or are erupting at the present time. Dormant volcanoes are not erupting at the present time but could do in the future. Finally, extinct volcanoes have completely ceased up, these are not going to erupt or are very unlike to erupt.

 

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