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In the Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius

You chose answer 2.

Good news, because the presence of a plug indicates that the once-threatening magma deep below Vesuvius has cooled and hardened into a dormant, harmless mass.

Sadly, no. Vesuvius's magma, contained (for now) in a chamber several miles below the crater, is molten, fiery hot, and dangerous!

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