Recent Changes in Vesuvius


I BEG to enclose a somewhat free translation of a letter I have recently received from Prof. G. Mercalli, of Naples, concerning certain changes which have taken place in Vesuvius this year. During a visit to the mountain on August 14–16, I was able to approach quite near to the sources of the lava streams described by him, and also to examine the remarkable tunnels formed at certain places by the cooled surface of lava streams which had subsequently diminished in volume, or had even “run dry.”

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GÜNTHER, R. Recent Changes in Vesuvius. Nature 72, 455–456 (1905) doi:10.1038/072455d0

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