7 sentences with «volcano»

« Spartacus set up a war camp on the slopes of the volcano Vesuvius, to which thousands of slaves fled, culminating in an "army" of about 70,000. »
« Unfortunately, almost as soon as he took the throne a volcano in southern Italy, Mount Vesuvius, erupted, followed soon after by another great fire as well as an epidemic in Rome. »
« In 726, a volcano devastated the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Leo III took this as proof that the veneration of icons had gone too far, as some of his religious advisors had told him. »
« Attention now: this is the biggest mountain you will ever see. It is Mars' Olympus Mons, probably the largest volcano in the entire solar system, three times higher than Mount Everest above sea level. »
« The Unzen volcano - on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan - exploded in full fury in June 1991 after 200 years of repose. Forty people died, including French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft. »
« A few months earlier, in April, after 611 years of dormancy, the Pinatubo volcano in the northern Philippines woke up. Hundreds were killed; 100,000 inhabitants and 14,500 soldiers were evacuated from the US base Clark. »
« The volcano also has its "tube" or "chimney", the outlet, which may be open at the top - the crater - or plugged. Volcanologists refer to this "cork" as a "python". »

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