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I have two more questions. 1. Why is it that people build small cities and villages near Volcanoes? 2.When a Volcano erupts, how long does the eruption usually last?

-- Marlon Blackman (spione@hotmail.com), February 17, 2001


Sometimes people will build cities near volcanoes because they do not expect an eruption, also..many cities were built before there was a great understanding of earthquakes and their effects. The main erruption generally doesnt last very long, but the flow of the lava can last for at least a day.

-- Dan Lake (Danls1@aol.com), February 21, 2001.

In cases such as the islands of Hawaii and Japan...the people had no chioce but to create villages next to volcanos, because that's all that the island is comprised of...it's just a matter of which village is further away from the opening where the actual erruption will occur.

-- Rebecca Hamlin (nemesis729@aol.com), March 01, 2001.

It is not up to me to say what was in the minds of people who built the cities and towns. For your second question, an eruption usually lasts a few minutes. However, for days or even weeks after, the area in close would be covered with ash, dust, rocks, and flowing lava.

-- Anonymous (da_forsaken@yahoo.com), January 14, 2002.

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