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    “What law, you ask, do I satisfy with what I say?”—The Unwritten Law The title heroine’s famous defense speech in lines 995-1005 of Antigone has prompted the view that the play is extremely enigmatic. It is a passage that has been read with astonishment and demands detailed explanation. In her speech, Antigone provides what appears to be a reason for her burying her brother Polynices against the orders of her uncle and King, Creon. Antigone claims, however, that she would not have deliberately violated Creon’s command had this order prohibited her from burying her own child or husband. Her claim, therefore, is a mater of enigma in the play—one that is crucial to understanding the central stakes of the drama. Antigone’s assertion that she would not have buried her child or husband might seem illogical; yet, in actuality her claim is not unfounded, as she is not acting out love, but primarily out of a dutiful manner to restore the incestuous family. Antigone’s thought process may initially be interpreted as distressing and inconsistent. She asserts that “if [she] had been the mother of children or if [her] husband died, [she] would never have taken this ordeal upon herself” (line 996-998). This “ordeal” of not being prepared to violate the law to bury her child or husband, but nevertheless, being prepared to do so for her brother is rather contradictory. We may, therefore, interpret that she is forsaking the belief of loyalty to her bloodline expressed earlier in the play…

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    Holocene activity has consisted of plinian eruptions followed by emission of voluminous andesitic and dacitic lava flows, which form an extensive apron around the volcano on all sides but the south. Records of historical eruptions date back to 1750” (Global Volcanism Program). It cannot be said for certain when the volcano’s early activity started simply due to the lack of record-keeping prior to the eighteenth century, as well as the general lack of technology that could have been used to…

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    Mount Etna

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    this one was formed on plate boundaries. Mount Etna is called a Stratovolcano. A Stratovolcano is made from layers of ash and lava. Another name for this volcano is a composite volcano. Etna is cone-shaped, like most composite volcanoes are. Mount Etna is made from different rock types. Some of the major rocks found on this volcano include, trachyandbasalt/tephrite…

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    In 79 CE, August, Mount Vesuvius had a significant eruption, that went on for nineteen hours, burying an ancient Roman city for seventeen centuries. This city was near the modern Naples within the Italian Region of Campania. The buildings and many of the people were buried and lost until the discovery made in 1738. This city is known as the lost city of Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano that consists alternate layers of ash and lava. Stratovolcanos have two types of eruption, one…

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    Seismologist with the United States Geological Survey are usually the first to arrive in volcanic areas, to predict volcanoes eruptions and to alert people so they can get evacuated safely. One problem with the predictions is that the size and direction can’t be predicted. With the new technology and equipment, it's becoming easier to predict volcano eruptions correctly. In 1991 Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted causing many tribes to evacuate their homes. Researchers from the…

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    Rift Valley Essay

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    understanding of plate tectonics theory? (40) Plate tectonics theory is the scientific theory that describes the large-scale motion of the Earth’s lithosphere, which is broken up into tectonic plates. Volcanic landforms are undoubtedly very important in aiding our understanding of plate tectonic theory. However, there is other evidence that must be considered as well. Different types of volcanoes are created at plate margins due to the viscosity of the lava. The two main types of…

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    Strike-slip fault: This fault is caused due to shearing. The rocks tend to push each other horizontally in opposite directions. Ex: San Andreas Fault. Figure 6: Types of faults The magnitude of an earthquake is measured using Richter’s scale with the help of an instrument called a seismograph, which measures and records the intensity of earthquakes. There are three types of earthquake waves: 1. Primary waves: These are the waves that reach the surface of the earth first immediately after the…

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    Volcanoes Research Paper

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    The Augustine volcano stands 1260 meters high casting a massive shadow within the Cook Inlet on its 82 square kilometer island(Aden)(59.36 N, 153.43 W). This Stratovolcano has large explosive eruptions that spew lava and ash. When Augustine erupts, the surrounding area of Cook Inlet and the surrounding area suffer the effects. While augustine has a repose time of twenty four years on average the state of Alaska and the immediate area have grown used to the eruptions and the volcano is more seen…

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    erupting it was seen by a man far away in a tower watching as everything went up in flames and so he sent his men to help save the survivors. Some history of the volcano is that it is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times. Also it’s still active to this day and it’s classified as one of the most dangerous volcanos due to the population around it. Also it’s still active to this day and it’s classified as one of the most dangerous volcanos due to the population…

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    Earthquake In Pompeii

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    survived that, he would have to avoid asphyxiating on the pernicious gases and ash. Pompeii was a port city. Before the eruption, multiple small earthquakes took place. A previous earthquake in 62 AD had destroyed Pompeii, but many citizens stayed to repair the city. Mount Vesuvius had been dormant for hundreds of years before the eruption. The eruption took place at about 1o’clock. The volcanic matter, ash, gas, and rocks, shot up almost 100,000 feet. Wind carried lapilli, small clumps of…

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