MOUNT VESUVIUS

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MOUNT VESUVIUS

-The City of, Naples is approximately 14 miles away from Mount. Vesuvius, but yet it still got hit by a bit of the eruption

It was really bad. It was one of the worst volcano eruptions ever

It destroyed the enitre city of Pompeii. It is concidered to be one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world

Mount Vesuvius

The eruption of Mount. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. is best known for the 16,000 people that lost their lives on August 26, 79 A.D. at 1 PM. These people died because of the cloud of ash that covered the city and blocked out the sun, but also the lava. There are many people and animals that were preserved by the ash, encasing them in a everlasting sleep.

-The eruption waves that are made of stone, ash, and other fumes can reach heigths of 20 miles high.-Fragments of rock, lava, or tephra rained down for a day straight after the eruption and covered Pompeii.-Mount vesuvius spewed 90 tons of lava per minute

Fun Fact:Tephra are the rocks that shoot out of the volcano!

-The last time it erupted was in 1944.- The biggest eruption since Pompeii in 79 A.D. was the eruption in 1631, that killed around 3,500 citizens of Naples because of the ash and lava-It has had about 200 or more eruptions in its life time so far-It has had decades between eruptions in the past

Eruption in 1944

Bodies covered in hot ash

Fact:The volcano is classed as a complex stratovolcano because its eruptions involve explosive eruptions as well as pyroclastic flows.

NEVER JUMP INTO A VOLCANO

Bibliography http://italiannotes.com/5-facts-about-mount-vesuvius/#sthash.WA6PyC7F.dpufzdggfg

ANNOUNCEMENTWith modern technology we determined that Vesuvius won't erupt again for a long time to come.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTThe city of Naples may be in trouble! Geologists have detected tremors and the public can see dark clouds coming out of the top of Mt. Vesuvius!

The erution was like shooting out 250 000 fully grown elephants of the volcano each second and letting them fall through the air

FactMount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on the mainland Europe


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