In the Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
You chose answer 4.
Bad news, because the plug's presence indicates that the next eruption is likely to be explosiveproducing
a deadly, avalanche-like pyrocastic flow of gas, rocks, and hot ashrather than a relatively harmless
effusive eruption of hot but slow-moving lava.
Happily for you, but sadly for Naples, you're correct! Scientists believe that when Vesuvius next erupts,
it will pop like a bottle of champagne (think of the plug as a cork), producing an explosion and pyroclastic
flow that could rival the disasters of 1631, or even 79 A.D.
Test your knowledge against next week's icy Challenge!