Share via Email Even the smallest supervolcano would produce enough ash to bury the entire UK to a depth of 1 metre. Volcanic super-eruptions or supervolcanoes may sound like the stuff of disaster movies, but they have happened many times before and scientists monitoring the giant Yellowstone volcanic system in the US state of Wyoming are beginning to wonder if the next one will happen on their patch.
To find out why people live close to violent volcanoes. Can you see any sign of life? Task 3 - Watch the first YouTube video to the right hand side. Go back to the Google Map above and zoom out until you can see the town of Zafferana Etnea.
Zafferana Etnea lies about 30km south east of the crater of Mount Etna. Sincethe town and its inhabitants have been under threat from the volcano erupting. Check out the two videos beneath. They give you an idea why Etna worries the town so much.
In the past 20 years many people have left the town and never returned. They have been too scared to stay. Mount Etna has been dormant since December and Luigi, the mayor of Zafferana, to the right has asked for your help.
How can I get them back? Many people are scared of the volcano but it is very important in many ways.
Use the presentation to your right and the worksheet in task 3 to help you. You can present these in one of the following ways: Live Act You will only be paid if people move back to Zafferana so think carefully about how you are going to persuade them.
Study this page carefully and perhaps watch 'Active Mount Etna'. Task 3 - Use this framework to create a newspaper article about the eruption of Mount Etna in You may want to make reference to previous eruptions and what happened then.
An example of good practice is here. Find out what happens when a famous volcanologist gets up close and personal to Mount Etna!
Building Your Own model Volcano Objective: To contruct a 3D volcano that contains annotated labels and shows some of the reasons why people live so close to volcanoes.These Science Volcanoes Worksheets are great for any classroom. Engage your students with these Science Volcanoes Worksheets.
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The program ASHFALL was developed to enable the rapid calculation of the ashfall from a volcanic eruption, primarily for Civil Defence purposes when an eruption is either thought to be imminent, or is actually underway. Whenever there is a major volcanic eruption in the world, you'll see a slew of newspaper articles and nightly news stories covering the catastrophe, all stressing a familiar set of words -- .
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Send questions or comments to doi. For the past 50 years, the science of volcano movements has been dominated by the idea that most volcanoes have a shallow magma chamber that expands as it fills with magma before an eruption.
This causes the walls of the chamber to eventually fracture and allows magma to .