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Ancient volcanic ash from Vesuvius discovered in Greece 12 January 2008

Posted by admin in Greece, Vesuvius.

Scientists from Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University have discovered a thick layer of volcanic ash deposited by an eruption of the Italian volcano Vesuvius some 18,000 years ago. The ash deposits, varying from 50 centimetres to 3 metres in thickness, were discovered in the region of Lake Volvi in northern Greece.

The ash fall resulted from the Pomici di Base eruption 18,300 years ago, which is considered to be Vesuvius’s most violent eruption.

Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Vesuvius (0101-02=)
Vesuvius Observatory – home page in English

Vesuvius ash fell in area of VolviKathimerini, 8 January 2008
Ancient volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius discovered in Greece – Earthtimes.org, 8 January 2008

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