A Village Beside an Active Volcano: Searching For Serenity

Douglas W. Schwartz, Senior Scholar and President Emeritus, SAR

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

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A volcano on an isolated island north of Sicily named Stromboli erupts every fifteen minutes or so, sending hot ash and flames several feet into the air. Most of the time, this causes no danger to the people of the small community at its base. However, every ten years or so, it erupts violently with deadly force. Everyone on the island has a friend or relative who has been killed by these eruptions. How do people cope with living in this danger? Schwartz will discuss the exploration of this island and the research on this question.

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