Volcanos: Threat to Humanity

From: Chen Yixiong, Eric (cyixiong@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 23:30:56 MDT


Satellites watch 'super volcanoes'
 Geologists warn major eruption will cover half the U.S. in ash
By Robert Roy Britt
Aug. 7 - The latest eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily, which destroyed a few buildings, shut down the airport and crept into a ski area, produced dramatic nighttime video of hot rolling lava and explosive fireworks. But compared with the known history of volcanoes and even its own past, Etna's 2001 pyrotechnic show is so far geologically pathetic.

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