Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius


Episode Info

The legendary volcano Vesuvius that buried the entire city of Pompeii 2000 years before when it last erupted is being watched closely by scientists as they try to predict when it will explode again. They are certain that it will explode again, but must track the volcano scientifically to have any hope of saving the lives that lie in its path. Not only do they climb into the crater in the mouth of Vesuvius to collect data, but they also take readings in the nearby Phlegraean Fields, an eight-mile wide depression caused by another volcano 34,000 years before. They also monitor other warning signs such as tiny earthquakes in the area. Half of this television documentary focuses on interpreting the volcano that destroyed the city of Pompeii.


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