GLY 1880 Topic 9

Collapse of the Vesuvius eruption column caused how many pyroclastic flows/surges down the south and west volcano slopes
six
Which city was buried more deeply, Herculaneum or Pompeii
Herculaneum
Naples is NOT among the top ten largest population centers threatened by a volcanic hazard
False
Which of these volcanic areas are also associated with the Italian volcanic era?
All of these
What types of artifacts have been found in Herculaneum and Pompeii
All of these
Most of the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius are of what eruptive style
Plinian-Pellean
A sliver of this tectonic plate is subducting under Italy
African
The Italian government supports a volcano observatory to monitor Vesuvius and has mapped volcanic hazards in the region
True
Which city was hit first by Vesuvius pryroclastic flows?
Herculaneum
the pyroclastic surges of Vesuvius raced down slope at 100 to 300km/hr and with a temperature over 100 degrees C (212 degrees F)
True
Deeper layers of _____ mark ancient eruptions, older than the Vesuvius eruption that buried Herculaneum and Pompeii
pumice
Which city was buried more deeply, Herculaneum or Pompeii?
Herculaneum
Which buried city was explored and exploited for artifacts by tunnels long before open excavation began?
Herculaneum
The most voluminous rock constituent of Vesuvius pyroclastic flows is:
pumice
The largest pyroclastic surge from Vesuvius reached all the way to:
Misenum across the Bay of Naples
Mt. Vesuvius is considered an active volcano
True
Animals killed by ‘tainted air’, less than twetny years prior to the burial of Herculaneum and Pompeii, probably were killed by gaeous emissions from fumaroles:
True
An eruptionof Mt Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Herculaneum in the year of
79 AD
Mt. Vesuvius occupies this historic region of Italy
the Campanian Plain
What was the name of the commander of the Roman fleet at Misenum who died on a rescue mission to Stabiae near Pompeii?
Pliny the Elder
What is the name of the subduction zone along the Adriatic margin of Italy?
Calabrian subduction zone
The destruction of Herculaneum and Pompeii and surrounding villages was done over how long a period of time?
24 hours
An even larger eruption of Vesuvius occurred in about 1780 BC and has been named the:
Avellino eruption eruption
Pyroclastic flows into the Bay of Naples caused at least one tsunami:
True
Herculaneum and Pompeii were both buried by
pyroclastic flows/surges
Which of these volcanic areas are also associated with the Italian volcanic arc?
all of these
Pyroclastic flows into the Bay of Naples caused at least one tsunami
True
A detailed account of the Vesuvius eruption was made by
Pliny the Younger
The eyewitness to the Vesuvius eruption described the eruption column as looking like
a umbrella pine
Some building in Pompeii exhibit evidence of _________ damage from 63 AD that was not yet repaired when the Vesuvius eruption
earthquake
Herculaneum and Pompeii are now on the coast but were several miles inland at the time of Vesuvius’s eruption
false
This volcanic area in Naples is home to 200,000 people and experiences significant vertical movement from magma causing ground swelling and contraction:
Phlegraean Fields

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