“There are depths of thousands of miles which are hidden from our inquiry. The only tidings we have from those unfathomable regions are by means of volcanoes, those burning mountains that seem to discharge their materials from the lowest abysses of the earth.”(Oliver Goldsmith) This quote hits it right with what volcanoes cover up for you the remains of history as we know it. Some of the most interesting things from history are covered up by the ash of volcanoes. It’s scary to me that a volcano can be just there peacefully minding its own business and then Bam! the volcano randomly explodes and destroys everything in its path. One of the most recognized volcanic eruptions is from Mount Vesuvius covering Pompeii. This is where the magic begins, thus let us dive right into the madness of this volcano that seems to be the most recognized in history.
What we have is the Plate Tectonic theory, thus is that the earth is split up in to different sections of shells of the earth outer layer the mantle according to the article "What Is Plate Tectonics?" Now with plate tectonics we get from that is the continental drift which is how the earth’s continents moved to where they are today. It was ultimately the spreading of plates that moved the land to where it is today. How volcanoes are formed are from the colliding and pushing against of the plates that make a mid ocean ridges according to "What Is Plate Tectonics?" From the ridges from the plate’s subduction you have volcanoes form because of the intense presser built up from the plates colliding together.
Now this picture is form article "What Is Plate Tectonics?", therefore it is showing the three types of plate boundaries. The first one is divergent that are two pl...
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...ple well be able to see how bad volcanoes can really be in this world today. I hope to one day visit this historic place with so much to learn and see it will be a life changing event that I will never forget. Looking ahead I am glad I don’t live by any active volcanoes because I don’t want to every wake up one day and run for my life because of a volcano eruption 20 miles away. This geology class was really interesting from learning about rocks to reading topographic maps, thus I look at rocks more differently now it just seems so mind blowing to think about all the earth you did not know about. Let me leave you with this quote by Kathy B. Steele “I went into geology because I like being outdoors, and because everybody in geology seemed, well, they all seemed like free spirits or renegades or something. You know, climbing mountains and hiking deserts and stuff.”
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- Mount Vesuvius “There are depths of thousands of miles which are hidden from our inquiry. The only tidings we have from those unfathomable regions are by means of volcanoes, those burning mountains that seem to discharge their materials from the lowest abysses of the earth.”(Oliver Goldsmith) This quote hits it right with what volcanoes cover up for you the remains of history as we know it. Some of the most interesting things from history are covered up by the ash of volcanoes. It’s scary to me that a volcano can be just there peacefully minding its own business and then Bam.... [tags: Volcano, Plate tectonics, Mount Vesuvius, Lava]
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- The Eruption of Vesuvius Sebastian Pether’s piece of work called The Eruption of Vesuvius (1835) combines the silver watery reflection of the moon with the hot red molten lava that is flowing down its mountainsides. Though during Pether’s generation he wasn’t the only one to paint the well-known Mount Vesuvius, Joseph Wright of Derby also painted 30 paintings of the volcano. This art piece is currently located at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The piece is oil media on panel that is framed with a beautifully designed border, where it is hanging on a wall in the one of the rooms, with a one-dimension view.... [tags: oil, moon, lighting]
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- Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is located in Italy more specifically on Italy’s west coast. It overlooks the City of Naples and sits in the creator of an ancient volcano named Somma . Vesuvius is most famous for its 79 AD eruption that destroyed several roman cities’ most famous of which was Pompeii. The city of Pompeii had volcanic ash and pumice rain down on it at a rate of six inches per hour until the city was completely buried with in twenty four hours. People who tried to escape the impending doom from the eruption were hit with Pyroclastic flow, searing hot ash and gas, that travelled down the flanks of the mountain.... [tags: Volcano, Mount Vesuvius, Stratovolcano, Lava]
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- ... These Earthquakes were reportedly occurring as far back as 62 AD, as they continued sporadically all throughout the 17 year period leading up to the eruption. (History of Pompeii book) One such quake caught the attention of the residents of the region when it occurred in 63 AD. The quake was large and rocked the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, doing extensive damage that would take years to repair. Due to the limited knowledge of geology at this time, Roman scholars were unable to make the connection between the earthquakes and the possible peril of a Mount Vesuvius eruption.(BBC) Some even argue that the people didn’t even know Vesuvius was a volcano.... [tags: eruptions, pompeii, herculeam]
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- Today, many people may consider Mount Vesuvius, as an object of special interest and marvel; to others it is possibly one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. This was not always so. “During the historic period previous to the Christian era, Vesuvius was not considered an active volcano” (Lobely, 1889, p.6) . By 79 A.D, Vesuvius made history as it came alive, and destroyed cities and killed thousands of people. A series of eruptions over the years have created what we know today as the magnificent Mount Vesuvius.... [tags: volcan, christian, volcanoes]
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- The volcano of Mount Etna has been on this earth for about 500,000 years and is still currently active. This volcano is located on the east side of Sicily, Italy and stands 10,900 feet tall with a base circumference of 93 miles; it also still has a series of eruptions dating back to 2001. Mount Etna is considered a stratovolcano which means it’s built on top of many layers of lava and ash made from previous eruptions. What makes this volcano so unique is that it has many eruption styles ranging from extreme violent ones to regular lava just flowing from the mouth of it.... [tags: Volcano, Mount Vesuvius, Plate tectonics, Sicily]
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- Mount Tambora, located on the Island of Sumbawa, Indonesia is classified as a Stratovolcano. Also known as a composite volcano, Tambora is a tall conical volcano (cone like structure) where layers of the walls are built by hardened lava and volcanic ash. The term composite is used to describe the volcano due to the composite layered structure built from sequential outpourings of eruptive materials1. Among the most common types of volcanoes, Tambora also shares its destructive prowess with best-known volcanoes such as Krakota (1883) and Vesuvius (79 A.D).... [tags: Plate Tectonics ]
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- Destroying the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the infamous volcano Mount Vesuvius still poses as a threat to Italian cities nearby. When this unpredictable volcano erupted in 79 CE, thousands were killed and many were left in the ash that captured the area. We know so much about this eruption because of an eyewitness named Pliny the Younger. He wrote letters after the eruption that told about the type of eruption and the destruction it caused, all from his view of the two day catastrophe many miles away (Ball, 2014).... [tags: World History, Pompeii, Herculaneum]
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