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How much of a risk does Mount Vesuvius pose for the population of the surrounding area?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome at EarthScience.SE! Which research did you do on your own on that topics? How far is 'surrounding area'? Are you asking for the probability of an eruption of the magnitude that destroyed Pompei? $\endgroup$ – daniel.neumann Apr 27 '16 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ Because in Italy since many decades of years Marco Pannella and Radical Party are warning public opinion on this risk, and too many houses are on and too near Vesuvio. So it could be interesting in this geological community, the opinion and in particular the results of research $\endgroup$ – d.pensopositivo Apr 27 '16 at 10:43
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    $\begingroup$ @d.pensopositivo I recommend combining your comment, which seems like relevant context, into your question. You might add anything else you know or have heard about the risk posed by volcanos — a little research can make a high quality question. $\endgroup$ – kwinkunks Apr 27 '16 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ Valid question IMHO, although it leaves some room for interpretation, but could use a bit more context. $\endgroup$ – Semidiurnal Simon Apr 27 '16 at 12:51

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