• Question: Is Mount Vesuvius due to erupt soon?

    Asked by jberg to Drew, Amy on 24 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by embmay.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi Jberg.

      Volcanoes are like earthquakes – they don’t follow a schedule, and so they are never “due” to errupt. Unlike earthquakes you can sometimes predict if a volcano is just about to errupt by symptoms of lava movement. There’s no particular reason to expect an eruption of Vesuvius soon, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      …to be safe try not to wander near volcanoes…