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RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 3,500
edited 15.06.2022 in Contests & Awards


Name this famous volcano

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There will be 5 winners of 5,000 gold each
chosen by a random number generator among those who identify this volcano correctly.

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  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 3,500
    edited 15.06.2022


    Mount Vesuvius (/vɪˈsuːviəs/ viss-OO-vee-əsItalianVesuvio [veˈzuːvjo, -ˈsuː-]Neapolitan'O Vesuvio [o vəˈsuːvjə], also 'A muntagna or 'A montagna;LatinVesuvius [wɛˈsʊwɪ.ʊs], also VeseviusVesvius or Vesbius[) is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera, caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure.

    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 destroyed the Roman cities of PompeiiHerculaneumOplontis and Stabiae, as well as several other settlements. The eruption ejected a cloud of stonesashes and volcanic gases to a height of 33 km (21 mi), erupting molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 6×105 cubic metres (7.8×105 cu yd) per second. More than 1,000 people are thought to have died in the eruption, though the exact toll is unknown. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.

    Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living near enough to be affected by an eruption, with 600,000 in the danger zone, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. It has a tendency towards violently explosive eruptions, which are now known as Plinian eruptions 

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    WINNERS of 5,000 gold each

    If you entered more than once you were excluded from the draw

    Farmgirlmimi43 (US1)
    vbillyboy55 (AU1)
    Zob the Elder (GB1)
    The Best King (INT1)
    Uncle John (AU1)


    Prizes will be paid out shortly after 20th June



      
  • 24K Mayhem (US1)24K Mayhem (US1) US1 Posts: 479
    Congratulations to all the winners. I thought that is what it was , but so many others looked similar also.
    Thank You Rosy for the fun contest! 


  • Congratulations! Was a tough one, but loved it.
  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 7,081
    Congrats to the winners !!!
    I lucked out on this one, was just talking about Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii with my girls just the other week.
    Rosy, thanks for the contest, I really like these that give us a 'peek' at other parts of the world :)
  • Thanks folks & well done to the other winners. I have been up to the top of Mount Vesuvius back in 2008 whilst on holiday on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Thanks for the gold and contest and congrats to all the winners :)


    Made by Jonquille6 (FR1)
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 3,500
     

    All rewards paid






      

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