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NEOWatcher
2006-Mar-07, 08:34 PM
Italians, run around and be scared.

The damage exceeded that at the more famous site of Pompeii in A.D. 79 and should be a stark warning to the modern-day city of Naples, the researchers warn. (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2006-03-06-vesuvius-bronze-age_x.htm)

The real story is "Italian investigators had first uncovered evidence of the Bronze Age (3500 B.C. to 1200 B.C.) eruption in 2001. The new study ties together the past findings and presents new evidence of its surprising extent."

But they present it as:
"The pattern is that every 2,000 to 3,000 years, there is a monstrous eruption (of Mount Vesuvius). And it has now been about 2,000 years,"
and then say "It last erupted in 1944."
:wall:

paulie jay
2006-Mar-07, 10:50 PM
Ironically, it's been about 2,700 weeks since the last eruption...

Enzp
2006-Mar-08, 04:52 AM
Of course the 1944 eruption wasn't one of the monstrous kind that come along every 2000-3000 years. Poorly worded, I agree. It has been 2000 years since the last monstrous eruption, but only 62 years since the last eruption of any kind.

SO hide!!! The eruption is due any time between RIGHT NOW and oh a thousand years from now.