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  Geotimes - April 2005 - Vesuvius’ next eruption
Thus, he says, determining what is “typical” and likely future behavior at Vesuvius is “exceedingly difficult.” It is those questions that a new model, developed by a team led by Andrea Borgia, a volcanologist at the European Development and Research Agency in Rome, tries to answer.
But large lava flows are certainly a possibility there, he says, as most of the area between the volcano and the sea has been buried under lava at some point in the past 400 years.
At the International Geological Congress meeting last summer in Florence, Franco Barberi of Rome University called Vesuvius the world’s most dangerous volcano, with a high probability of an explosive Plinian eruption by the end of this century on the order of the one that buried Pompeii.
www.geotimes.org /apr05/NN_Vesuvius.html   (848 words)

  
  Mount Vesuvius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vesuvius is situated on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) to the east of the city and a short distance inland from the shore.
Vesuvius is a distinctive "humpbacked" mountain, consisting of a large cone partially encircled by a large secondary summit, Monte Somma (actually the remains of a huge ancient cone destroyed in a catastrophic eruption, probably the famous one of AD 79).
Vesuvius has erupted repeatedly in recorded history, most famously in 79 and subsequently in 472, 512, in 1631, six times in the 18th century, eight times in the 19th century (notably in 1872), and in 1906, 1929, and 1944.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Vesuvius   (1914 words)

  
 USS Vesuvius (1888) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Vesuvius, the third ship of the United States Navy named for the Italian volcano, was a unique vessel in the Navy inventory which marked a departure from more conventional forms of main battery armament.
Vesuvius was laid down in September 1887 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by William Cramp and Sons Ships and Engine Building Company, subcontracted from the Pneumatic Dynamite Gun Company of New York, New York.
Vesuvius performed special duties at the discretion of the Fleet Commander in Chief and served as a dispatch vessel between Cuba and Florida into July of 1898.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Vesuvius_(1888)   (705 words)

  
 USS Vesuvius (1806)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS Vesuvius, the first ship of the United States Navy named for the Italian volcano, was a bomb ketch built by Jacob Coffin at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Vesuvius departed Boston, Massachusetts, for the Gulf of Mexico, but, while en route on 19 October, ran aground in the Gulf of Abaco.
Vesuvius was placed in ordinary, and her crew was transferred to USS Enterprise.
www.bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/u/us/uss_vesuvius__1806_.html   (441 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Mount Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inner crater wall of Mount Vesuvius Image by A Outra Voz This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright.
The Eruption of Vesuvius as seen from Naples, October 1822 from V. Day and Son, in G. Poullet Scrope, Masson, 1864 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright.
Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mount-Vesuvius   (4886 words)

  
 VESUVIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
De Vesuvius is een vulkaan gelegen in het zuidoosten van Italië dichtbij de kust, meerbepaald bij de baai van Napels.
De Vesuvius is een samengestelde vulkaan, dat wil zeggen dat ze bestaat uit afwisselende lagen van as en lava.
In de loop van de geschiedenis heeft de Vesuvius nog verscheidene keren haar macht getoond en nog vele mensen gedood en steden vernield: in 1631, 1794, 1906, 1913, 1926, 1929 en voor het laatst in 1944.
www.thumpershollow.com /encyclopedia/V/Vesuvius   (312 words)

  
 Oxford Brookes University-Ellie's volcano page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This page also looks at a project called "Vesuvius 2000" which is a public education program aimed at reducing the risks and loss of life the next time the volcano erupts.
Vesuvius is a dangerous and deadly volcano that lies in the Campania district of Italy on the western coast near Naples.
Vesuvius is located at the intersection of NW and NE trending conjugate faults on the Tyrrhennian side of the Apennine chain (Sheridan et al, 1981).
www.brookes.ac.uk /geology/8361/1997/ellie.html   (2139 words)

  
 Vesuvius
The fourth Vesuvius (AE-15) was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1381) by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, N.C.; launched on 26 May 1944; acquired by the United States Navy on 4 July 1944; and commissioned on 16 January 1945, Comdr.
Vesuvius finally returned to the San Francisco Bay area on 17 March 1968, offloaded, proceeded to the Naval Shipyard at Mare Island and, on 4 April, entered the Triple A Shipyard in San Francisco for extensive repairs and upkeep.
Vesuvius then resumed her assignment of providing ammunition logistics support to the 7th Fleet and Royal Australian Navy  units off the coast of Vietnam.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/v2/vesuvius.htm   (1772 words)

  
 DANFS - USS Vesuvius
The second Vesuvius -- a coastal cargoman built in 1845 at Williamsburg, N.Y., as Saint Mary -- was acquired by the Navy at New York in 1846 for use with the blockading squadrons in the Gulf of Mexico.
Vesuvius was assigned to the port of Laguna.
Psychologically, Vesuvius' bombardment caused great anxiety among the Spanish forces ashore, for her devastating shells came in without warning, unaccompanied by the roar of gunfire usually associated with a bombardment.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/v/vesuvius.htm   (3450 words)

  
 history of vesuvius furnace
The Vesuvius Iron Furnace was one of 46 charcoal iron furnaces located in the six county Hanging Rock Iron Region of southern Ohio.
The Vesuvius furnace, under the direction of William Firmstone, pioneered a new technique to reduce heat requirements and increase production of "hot blast" furnace systems.
The route taken by the wagons leaving Vesuvius Furnace was west on Paddle Creek Road, and it was by design that the road was a gradual downhill grade.
www.fs.fed.us /r9/wayne/vesuvius_docs/vesuvius_furnace_history.html   (1167 words)

  
 USS Vesuvius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Vesuvius, commemorating the Italian volcano located on the eastern side of the Bay of Naples, whose most famous eruption, on 24 August 79, completely destroyed the city of Pompeii and the town of Herculaneum.
The bomb ketch USS Vesuvius operated during the first decade of the 19th century.
Tippecanoe, a Canonicus-class monitor, was renamed Vesuvius on 15 June 1869 and subsequently renamed USS Wyandotte on 10 August 1869.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Vesuvius   (192 words)

  
 Tour of Italy - Mt. Vesuvius PreView
Vesuvius is one of the worlds most studied volcanoes.
That is the year that Vesuvius brought an end to the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The magma chamber of Vesuvius lies at a depth of 5-6 km, according to current estimates.
touritaly.org /misc/vesuvio-pre.htm   (346 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius - Italiansrus.com
Vesuvius also happens to be the only active volcano located on the mainland of Europe.
On August 24, 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and in the process it buried the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum.
In 1841 on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius construction for the Osservatorio Vesuviano began.
www.italiansrus.com /articles/vesuvius.htm   (524 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′ N 14°26′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=40_49_N_14_26_E_).
There are three other active volcanoes in Italy, although not located on the Italian mainland.
Vesuvius is situated on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about six miles to the east of the city and a short distance inland from the shore.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Vesuvius   (1951 words)

  
 Mt. Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vesuvius is an active volcano along the western coast of Italy.
Vesuvius is currently dormant but has blast into the skies of Italy.
Vesuvius sits on the edge of where two plates of the earth's crust meet, within sight of Mt. Etna in Sicily.
www.letus.northwestern.edu /projects/esp/top10/vesuviuspage/vesuvius.html   (363 words)

  
 Vesuvius destroys Pompeii
The prosperous residents of this provincial Roman city of 20,000 probably saw Vesuvius as just another beautiful mountain and their rich volcanic soil as a gift of the gods.
Then, at about 1:30 on the afternoon of the 24th, there was a tremendous roar and a gargantuan column of flame, rocks, smoke and dust gushed from the summit of their beloved mountain.
The lava plug capping the mouth of Vesuvius for a millennium finally surrendered to internal pressure.
ohoh.essortment.com /pompeiivesuvius_rwfr.htm   (1019 words)

  
 Vesuvius
VESUVIUS joined the fleet on October 1, 1890, operating with the North Atlantic Squadron until decommissioned on April 25, 1895 for major repairs.
VESUVIUS was decommissioned for the final time on October 21, 1921, and sold for scrap on April 21, 1922.
The authorization was contigent on the Secretary of the Navy being satisfied with the as yet uncommissioned VESUVIUS and her unique armament.
www.spanamwar.com /vesuvius.htm   (1131 words)

  
 mount vesuvius
Vesuvius is the purplish cone near the center of the image with a prominent summit crater and radiating greenish lava flows.
Vesuvius stands in the middle of a much larger and older eroded cone called Mount Somma, about half of which is still visible around the east side of Vesuvius.
The rectangular docks of the port of Naples are visible against the dark water to the upper left of Vesuvius.
www.cotf.edu /ete/modules/volcanoes/vmtvesuvius.html   (1168 words)

  
 NOVA | Transcripts | Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius | PBS
Lucia Civetta is Director of the Vesuvius Observatory.
In both areas, here and in the country of the caldera in the Vesuvius, the volcanic risk is very high because of the very high number of people living in the area.
The flanks of Vesuvius bear deep scars from the eruption of '44.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/transcripts/2515vesuvius.html   (5144 words)

  
 Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vesuvius is well known for the huge and devastating eruption in 79 CE that buried Herculaneum and Pompeii.
The Somma Rim is to the east of the volcano, and forms a caldera-like structure.
This is the case in parts of Africa especially Western Rwanda just on the border of Lake Kivu and about 1 mile from the border of Congo, an area of fighting with a ring of volcanoes.
www.change.freeuk.com /learning/geog/vesuvius.html   (446 words)

  
 Global Volcanism Program | Vesuvius | Summary
One of the world's most noted volcanoes, Vesuvius (Vesuvio) forms a dramatic backdrop to the Bay of Naples.
The historically active cone of Vesuvius was constructed within a large caldera of the ancestral Monte Somma volcano, thought to have formed incrementally beginning about 17,000 years ago.
The 1631 eruption was the largest since 79 AD and produced devastating pyroclastic flows that reached as far as the coast and caused great destruction.
www.volcano.si.edu /world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0101-02=   (189 words)

  
 VESUVIUS: The making of a catastrophe
Vesuvius is a volcano situated in the Bay of Naples, which in 79 and 1631 destroyed Pompeii and other surrounding towns.
Vesuvius is currently surrounded by over 3 million people and is preparing for its next explosive eruption which with a very high probability will occur this century.
Vesuvius is an emblem of all forms of wholesale death, the deluge, the great conflagration called by Leopardi the sterminator Vesevo, but also of survival and human persistence where the nature run amok also makes culture, makes artifacts, by murdering, petrifying history.
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 The AD 79 Eruption of Vesuvius
Vesuvius entered the history of volcanology with the eruption of 79 AD, described by Pliny the Younger.
Given the distance from Vesuvius, we may presume that the seismic activity, or a strong seismic tremor, ranged in magnitude between 4 and 5.
The distribution of the pumice driven by stratospheric winds is toward the south-eastern side of Vesuvius (Lirer et al, 1973, Sigurdsson et al, 1985).
vulcan.fis.uniroma3.it /vesuvio/79_eruptiontext.html   (2259 words)

  
 Vesuvius, Italy
Vesuvius is famous for the catastrophic eruption in 79 A.D. that buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
This vertical aerial photograph shows Vesuvius (bottom), the steep caldera wall of Somma (middle), dark lava flows from the 1944 eruption (north of Vesuvius, against the wall of Somma), and the slope of the former Somma volcano (top).
The 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius was the first volcanic eruption ever to be described in detail.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/img_vesuvius.html   (1083 words)

  
 Vesuvius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sides of Vesuvius are deeply scarred by lava flow, but its lower slopes are extremely fertile, dotted with villages, and covered with vineyards which produce the famous Lachryma Christi wine.
The base of the mountain (circumference c.45 mi/70 km) is encircled by a railroad, and a chairlift reaches almost to the rim of the crater (diameter c.2,300 ft/700 m).
The outline of Vesuvius forms part of the backdrop of Naples; it is often surmounted by a faint plume of smoke.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/v/vesuvius.asp   (555 words)

  
 Vesuvius Pompeii Naples Italy - Guided tour information from the Amalfi Coast
Vesuvius is the purplish cone near the center of the image with a prominent summit crater and radiating greenish lava flows.
Vesuvius stands in the middle of a much larger and older eroded cone called Mount Somma, about half of which is still visible around the east side of Vesuvius.
The rectangular docks of the port of Naples are visible against the dark water to the upper left of Vesuvius.
www.hotelondaverde.com /vesuvioi.htm   (332 words)

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