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Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos

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Published: 1772
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,842 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.1
Downloads: 521
Added to site: 2011.08.27
mnybks.net#: 30657
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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t till March 1767, when it began to throw up stones from time to time; in April, the throws were more frequent, and at night fire was visible on top of the mountain, or, more properly speaking, the smoak, which hung over the crater, was tinged by the reflection of the fire within the Volcano. These repeated throws of cinders, ashes, and pumice stones, increased the little mountain so much, that in May the top was visible above the rim of the ancient crater. The 7th of August, there issued a small stream of lava, from a breach in the side of this little mountain, which gradually filled the valley between it and the ancient crater; so that, the 12th of September, the lava overflowed the ancient crater, and took its course down the sides of the great mountain; by this time, the throws were much more frequent, and the red hot stones went so high as to take up ten seconds in their fall. Padre Torre, a great observer of Mount Vesuvius, says they went up above a thousand feet.

The 15th of October, the height

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