By: Kristen Wofford
How does it occur?
What does this mean for us?
Should You be Worried?
The Intesnity of A Volcanic Eruption
Pompeii- In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius located near the bay of Naples Italy, exploded and covered the city of Pompeii in millions of tons of volcanic ash and superheated poisonous gas.
Santa Maria Volcano- In 1902 Santa Maria explosively erupted after nearly 500 years of inactivity. This explosion left a nearly mile long crater in the earth. It took the lives of nearly 5,000 people with a VEI of 6.
How do I keep myself safe?
- Seek Shelter
- Close All Windows, doors, and dampers
- Move upslope if you cannot find shelter
- Wear goggles to protect your eyes
- Cover your skin with clothing
- Use a dust mask
- Keep truck or car engines off
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"USGS FAQs." - Volcanoes General. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2016. <https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9819/2729>.
"Volcano Safety Tips | Volcano Preparedness | Red Cross." American Red Cross. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2016. <http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/volcano>.