免费讲座:The Power of Volcanoes

A special lecture held in conjuncture with Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town 79 CE exhibition

Venue:The Salon
Date: Sat 22 Jan 2011 | 2 – 3pm

From the Icelandic Mount Eyjafjallajoekull’s eruption in April, which caused the greatest disruption in air travel in major parts of Europe and the UK since the second World War, to the more recent deadly eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, we realised that despite the geographical distance, the aftermath of a volcanic eruption could still affect us personally. In this lecture, volcanologists from the Earth Observatory of Singapore will talk about the behaviour of two volcanoes in the region: the Mount Merapi in central Java, Indonesia and Mount Pinatubo in Luzon, Philippines, whose cataclysmic eruption in 1991 was considered the second largest eruption of the 20th century. You will also understand the importance of active research done by these experts and how their partnerships with the government and NGOs in these areas helped to mitigate the loss of lives when these eruptions happened. Brief comparisons between these volcanoes and the classic Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii and Mount Krakatau in Indonesia will also be made.

To register, please email nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg with your name, number of seats and contact number.

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