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  • Mount Vesuvius: The Lost City Of Pompeii

    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 type where it produces mostly ash and cinders, second type where it produces lava. Mount Vesuvius is said to be a hundred of thousands years old. The volcano has a record of 50 over eruptions, with its most significant eruption in 79 CE. The city of Pompeii was a beautiful city. Pompeii was a wealthy Roman trading town, known for its fish sauce and grandvillas. The city had a great system for the control and distribution of water as well, flowing from a great reservoir through underground…

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  • Cinder Cone Research Paper

    Volcanoes There are many volcanoes in the world, in all shapes and sizes. Some volcanoes are created by other volcanic eruptions such as the Cinder Cone volcano. I am going to inform you about the Cinder Cone volcano, Shield volcano and the Composite volcano. Cinder Cone volcanoes are the smallest volcano in the world and are named after their shape. Cinder cone Volcanoes, also known as the Scoria Cone, is the most simplest volcano. They are less than 300 meters high, making them the…

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  • Volcano Vesuvius In Pompeii Analysis

    Prose Comparison - European Baccalaureate 2016 Both prose pieces revolve around a common event: the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in Pompeii. On the one hand, Passage b) recalls the eruption from the present time - an article published in The Guardian - whereas Passage a) narrates the incident in real time - an extract from the novel Naples ‘44. However, these two pieces of prose do not appear to concern themselves with the same eruption. Passage a) relates to the eruption during the Roman…

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  • Mount Saint Helens: The Most Destructive Volcano In History

    According to one of the most destructive volcanoes on the planet is the one and only Mount Saint Helens. Mount Saint Helens is located on the border of Washington and Oregon. There are many features this volcano has and why it is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. Mount Saint Helens is a stratovolcano that blew off its cone and now looks a lot like a cinder cone volcano but is not a cinder cone volcano. What are some features on Mount Saint Helens? A…

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  • Mount Pelees Vs St Helens Essay

    The volcanic eruption is one of the most common natural disasters around the world along history. The volcanic eruption is highly dangerous while costing many loss of lives and financial costs. Many volcanic eruptions seem so similar yet different; there are different levels of damages. There are two similar volcanic eruptions in history, which were both similar but different: the Mt. Pelee eruption in 1902 and Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980. And through comparing the two eruptions, the…

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  • Informative Speech On Mt Vesuvius

    that was perfect for growing crops. 2. This allowed Pompeii to become a flourishing area for agriculture. B. Unbeknownst to the settlers, that very escarpment upon which they built their town was formed due to an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that was long forgotten. C. Although, the settlers believed in the history of the mountain that Hercules fought giants on this landscape. 1. In fact, the name Pompeii derived from pumpe, which was in honor of Hercules victory over the giants. 2. This mythology…

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  • Principal Types Of Volcanoes

    Composite volcanoes are volcanoes that are symmetrical cones with steep sides and are built by the accumulation of erupted material over time (“Principal Types of Volcanoes”). Most stratovolcanoes include a crater at the volcano’s summit which connects to a central vent. A crucial component of the stratovolcano is a system known as the conduit system which also stored magma to advance to the surface (“Principal Types of Volcanoes”). Without this system, the debris erupted by the composite…

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  • Mount Tambora Research Paper

    Dennise Hernandez Mount Tambora Planet Earth has several types of volcanoes. Some are simply asleep, others are definitely extinct, and many volcanoes have some activity going on, waiting to go into eruption every so often. Among these volcanoes, one is known for its catastrophic damage that caused climate change. Mount Tambora, a stratovolcano in Sumbawa, Indonesia, had been showing activity since 1812, when it began to rumble and generate a black cloud. In those times, unfortunately, the…

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  • Ash And Pumice, The Story Of Pompeii

    sustained explosive eruptions which generate high-altitude eruption columns and blanket large areas with ash”(Volcano World, Sept. 24, 2015). Scientists estimate that 1.5 million tons of ash and rock shot out of the volcano every second. The ash cloud likely towered over 20 miles high above the mountain. Today the volcano is still active, in fact it is the only active volcano in mainland Europe and capable of still producing huge violent eruptions, the last was in 1944 and thought to be the tail…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Effect On Earth

    Mount Vesuvius consists of a large cone that is partially encircled by a larger, deeper cone, which is the remains of an ancient somma volcano that has erupted and collapsed over time. Mount Vesuvius is located on Italy’s west coast and overlooks the Bay and city of Naples. Vesuvius stands about 4000 ft above sea level, and is part of the Companian volcanic arc, which is a line of volcanoes that formed over a subduction zone created by the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates (Ball,…

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