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... snow on top of them. Deep down inside the earth’s crust however, they are boiling up. Melting solidified rock deep down inside the earth’s crust, building up pressure. At any given moment, they can explode and spew huge amounts of lava, which can pour out or explode out of the volcano. These events are called volcanic eruptions, and there was a time when we did not know much about these volcanic eruptions. Much like the people of Pompeii in Italy’s coast. The citizens of Pompeii were rocked by a surprise eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, in a time when the word volcano did not even exist in the Latin dictionary, per say. This eruption and many others afterwards have taught us that volcanoes can be very unpredictable, however if we can study volcanoes more closely, we can learn how and when they might erupt again. In hope that we can save lives when they do decide to erupt.
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