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CLIP 14084

Explosives used to divert lava flow

Explosives used to divert lava flow
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Key Info
  • Explosives used to divert lava flow
  • Duration: 01:21
  • A BBC news report on attempts to divert lava flows on Mount Etna during a 1992 eruption. Teams of geologists from the USA and Italy are battling against the treacherous conditions to plan a series of explosions in order to divert the lava away from human settlements.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Natural Hazards: Tectonic Activity

  • Keywords: Tectonic, activity, volcano, Mount, Etna, eruption, lava, control, news, report, explosives
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for classroom discussion on how to control and manage volcanoes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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