Thursday, March 09, 2006

Scary, but interesting.

Mount Vesuvius is waking up. This volcano hasn't had a major eruption since the year 75 A.D., but that may soon be changing. If and when it does erupt, more than 600,000 people could be affected, and a great many of those could be killed.

According to one researcher, "Using a standard statistical test, there is more than a 50 percent chance that a violent eruption will happen at Vesuvius next year. With each year that goes by, the statistical probability increases."

HT: The Discovery Channel

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