Friday Flotsam: the cost of Vesuvius erupting, dome collapse at Colima and the deepest volcanic vents
Although the world's eyes are on Iceland, there is other volcano news, including the high cost of a potential Vesuvius eruption, new dome growth at Colima and all the week's volcanic activity from the Global Volcanism Program
A study on the economic effect of a new Vesuvius eruption was released and the finding show the potential for a staggering $24 billion of economic damage directly related to an eruption. This was part of a list of the top 10 most “dangerous” volcanoes in Europe based on insurance risk, where Vesuvius sat #1 and the Campei Flegrei was #2.
Colima in Mexico has been active over the past few weeks, and Colima Online posted images of the small dome-collapse pyroclastic flows generated by the explosions. Just reminds us that eruptions are going on all the time, even if they’re not in the news.