Mt. Vesuvius

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Vesuvius is above a subduction zone. The African plate is moving northward at about one inch per year and is slowly closing the Mediterranean basin. As it moves to the north, the African plate is pushed beneath the Eurasian plate.
"Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on Earth, and certainly one of the most, if not the most dangerous
the last eruption was in 1994

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash, and gases to escape from below the surface. Volcanic activity involving the extrusion of rock tends to form mountains or features like mountains over a period of time.

Vesuvius entered the history of volcanology with the eruption of 79 AD, described by Pliny the Younger. The eruption destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplonti and Stabiae and caused the death of Pliny the Elder among many other people.
The giant eruption scared many people.Many people were killed. It wipped out pompeii herculanium and Oplonti
Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000

Exploded 1964 in march

Just a few months ago, the city of Pompeii, here in italy , was a thriving city of 20,000 people. After the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on August 24, 674 A.U.C., the city is now buried under cinders, ashes and stone.
It began as a regular day in Pompeii, the public baths were opening for business, women were filling water jugs from the street fountain, and at the Temple of Isis, the priests were sitting down to a meal of nuts, eggs, fish and lentils. However, no one knew that one of the worst disasters of Pompeii was about to happen, and that their city would be destroyed. At around lunch time, a deafening crack split the air and the earth trembled violently. As people looked out their windows, they saw thick smoke, showers of hot, wet.....Then it happened and nocked out every body and everythiing in its path.


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Aerial photo
Aerial photo

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Mount vesuvius is most famous for the catastrphi in 79 A.D. it knocked out Herculaneum and Pompeii. Every thing was gone and caused many peoples death.

Daily work log!

April 18 2008
Yestuday we did our model agaion because the other one was wierd looking. We did some research but we dont have enough. So we have to do more

We redid our model.It looks better

April 10 2008
mariyah and kyle did some research but we still need to get alot more we have alot of work a head of us and we are going to do a good job.

April 9 2008
Mariyah and kyle made the paper mache and we will start painting it after school and we are going to get alot of pictures and info

April 8 2008
Mariyah has started paper macheing the model and is taking pictures. Kyle has the supplies but he is sick. Mariyah did the daily work log.

April 7 2008
Mariyah has done the daily work log. We have started our model and we are getting some research but plan to get alot more. Kyle has done some stuff like got pictures and helped mariyah with lots of research.

April 6 2008
Today we wrote our work log and we did some research. We are going to start our model this week.

April 5 2008
today mariyah did some research and the daily work log. Kyle discussed with mariyah the things we need to add on our page. We also did some compliments to other peoples pages

April 4 2008
Today we added some pictures and cleaned up your page a bit mariyah added all of the pictures and i (kyle) helped a little bit also we added some info and finished our volcano sketch and the instructions to make it.

April 3 2008
today mariyah made all of the instructions to build the volcano. She also did the daily work log. Kyle did nothing but helped edit the page.

April 2 2008
today we listed out all the materials we need. It is a list on our page that says who is bring what

April 1 2008
today we thought of all the materials we are going to need. Mariyah did the daily work log and kyle helped her figure out what we needed for the volcano. Kyle is improving to pull his wait

March 31
today we did some research. We also got some pictures to put in and a picture of were it is located. we have planned out what materials we are going to use for the volcano. Mariyah added lots of facts and organized the page, she also got pictures, she made different table of contents, and a to do list. Kyle found some pictures and helped mariyah at school

March 30 2008
(m): mariyah (k): kyle

1)baking soda (m)
2)vininger (k)
3)water bottle (k)
4)kabob sticks (m)
5)paper mashie (k)(m)
7)poster paper(m)
8)card board(K)

Our plan

We are going to make our volcano like this
1)put popsicle sticks around the bottle
2)After it dries paper mache it
3)Paint it
4)Let it drie and make it explode
5)trie to do it more than once

Things We Have To Do

1)Find more research about our volcano
2)start making the model (check)
3)get supplies
4)get youtube account(check)
5)add more stuff to page
6)organize page

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This is where Mount Vesuvius is located. It is located in italy by Herculaneum and Pompeii


Cross-section through a stratovolcano:
1. Large magma chamber
2. Bedrock
3. Conduit (pipe)
4. Base
5. Sill
6. Branch pipe
7. Layers of ash emitted by the volcano
8. Flank 9. Layers of lava emitted by the volcano
10. Throat
11. Parasitic cone
12. Lava flow
13. Vent
14. Crater
15. Ash cloud