150Lec16 - Lecture #16: Italian Volcanoes (Abbott, pp....

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Lecture #16: Italian Volcanoes (Abbott, pp. 186-188, 202-204) ___________________________________ _ Know the location of these volcanoes and their properties! Mt. Vesuvius Location : Western Italy near Naples (regional population of about 3 million) (Figure 8.27, p. 204). Be able to locate the volcano on a map of Italy. See: http://tomgpalmer.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy-images/Major%20Volcanoes%20of%20Italy.jpg Type: Stratovolcano (composite) Composition: Mostly intermediate (andesite) Association: Oceanic portion of the African plate to the southeast is subducting under the Eurasian plate to the northwest (Figure 3.3, p. 52). Important Major Eruptions: 79 AD, 1822, 1944 Status: Dormant (temporarily inactive) since 1944 Campi Flegrei (Phlegraei) Location : Naples, Italy about 13 kilometers west of Mt. Vesuvius (Figure 8.27, p. 204, spelled Phlegraei). The area is heavily populated. Be able to locate the volcano on a map of Italy. See: http://tomgpalmer.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy- images/Major%20Volcanoes%20of%20Italy.jpg Type: Caldera Composition: Felsic Association: Oceanic portion of the African plate to the southeast is subducting under the Eurasian plate to the northwest (Figure 3.3, p. 52). Important Major Eruptions: 37,000 years ago and periodically to 3,800 years ago. Nothing recent.
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Status: Dormant Stromboli Location : An island between Sicily and the Italian mainland. Be able to locate the volcano on a map of Italy. See: http://tomgpalmer.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy- images/Major%20Volcanoes%20of%20Italy.jpg Type: Stratovolcano (composite)
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