Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Will drillinga Volcanoe save Naple?

This city is near Mount Vesuvius. This volcano has erupted 50 times since 79 A.D. That was when it hit Pompeii. Now scientists are trying to figure out when the next major eruption will be so that they can save Naples. Geologists are planning to drill down 4,000 meters (13,000 ft.) in the volcano to save Naples and its people. What they will then do is collect a lot of magma so that it can not erupt as much as it should. There is a possibility that it will not work because all the equpment has not been used in such hot temperatures. There is a bigger fear, that when drilling it might cause an eruption and earthquake sooner. For now we all have to keep our finger crossed, hope for the best, and see what happens next.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRfEGvp6wDU&feature=player_embedded (cool video about it)
http://www.dogonews.com/2010/10/9/will-drilling-into-a-volcano-save-naples (article link)

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