Volcano Heimaey - 1.) Volcanoes do not always erupt in a...

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1.) Volcanoes do not always erupt in a violent fashion. Also, when lava is present, it moves slowly. The inhabitants of Heimaey most likely thought that the flow of the lava was slow enough to stop and redirect. The water cooled the lava enough that it was able to make a shield-like block and redirect the flow of the lava into the ocean surrounding. They loved their town and did not want to become like Pompeii. Also, there was the access to the ocean right next to them. This allowed them to use large amounts of water to stop and redirect the lava flows. 2.) I do not think that the people in Indonesia could redirect the lava flow. The volcano that erupted in Iceland was pointing in the opposite direction of the town. Even though this did not stop the destruction, it made it easier to redirect the lava flow. In Indonesia the volcano erupted directly towards the town and even had an explosion creating an effect that no one expected. 3.) Fire staff put together pipelines stemming from the ocean to the flow of lava.
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course GEO 111-115 taught by Professor Various during the Spring '09 term at Miami University.

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