Mount vesuvius volcano mount vesuvius is one of the most well-known volcanoes around the world with most of its fame coming from its eruption in 79 ad that completely buried the city of pompeii the volcano is located in italy in the gulf of naples and is one of the volcanoes making up the campanian volcanic arc. 79 ad vesuvius eruption introduction the vesuvius eruption of 79 ad was a massive eruption that sent ash over 205 miles into the air pyroclastic flows destroyed the towns of pompeii and herculaneum wealthy romans lived and had vacation towns near the volcano pliny the younger, wrote about the eruption which is. Mt vesuvius has been on a 20 year eruption cycle but hasn't erupted properly since 1944 - a big eruption is expected by vulcanologists 2 before the huge eruption of 79, there had been at least 2 other catastrophic events, the more recent one. Mt vesuvius monte vesuvio, also somma-vesuvius or somma-vesuvio, latin: mons vesuvius) is a volcano east of naples, italy it is the only volcano on the european mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting the only other two such volcanoes in italy are located on. A look at some interesting facts about mount vesuvius: the pompeii volcano including a look at the origins of the words vesuvius and volcano.
Vesuvius, also called mount vesuvius or italian vesuvio, active volcano that rises above the bay of naples on the plain of campania in southern italy its western base rests almost upon the bay the height of the cone in 2013 was 4,203 feet ( 1,281 metres), but it varies considerably after each major eruption. Mount vesuvius is a volcano in southern italy that sat dormant for centuries that all changed on august 24, 79 ad, when a massive eruption destroyed the cities of pompeii and herculaneum, submerging them under layers of volcanic material and mud and killing thousands of people here are 10 facts. When it comes to italy's mount vesuvius, it isn't a question of if it erupts but when geologists and volcanologists who study the volcano readily concede that mount vesuvius is overdue for an explosion [source: fraser] for that reason, the vesuvius observatory monitors seismic activity, gas emissions and other indicators 24.
It would be hard to find someone who has never heard of pompeii, the glorious ancient roman city that got destroyed and buried under ash after the volcano mount vesuvius erupted in 79 ad but do you know any further information about the tragedy do you know how many people lost their lives under. Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the european mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards violent, explosive. Vesuvius photo of this volcano google earth icon google earth placemark with features citation icon cite volcano profile italy mediterranean and western asia stratovolcano 1944 ce country volcanic region primary volcano type last known eruption 40821°n 14426°e.
Studying the eruptions of mount vesuvius make for interesting reading, because it was the first volcano that produced an eyewitness account when it erupted located in italy, mt vesuvius is a stratovolcano and the only volcano in europe to have erupted within the last hundred years. Watch bbc video clips full of facts about mount vesuvius, a volcano that erupted in ad79 and devastated the ancient roman cites of pompeii and.
30 interesting facts about pompeii and mount vesuvius 1the city and people of pompeii did not know that vesuvius was a volcano, as it hadn't erupte-30- interesting-facts-about-pompeii-and-mount-vesuvius-art3. Terzigno, italy — italy is in the midst of a self-imposed crisis involving two basic facts about mount vesuvius first, vesuvius, in the southern region of campania, is an active volcano capable of erupting at any time and powerful enough to destroy entire cities, as it did to ancient pompeii and herculaneum.
Mount vesuvius is a volcano that is famous for its eruption in 79 ad when it buried pompeii in more than 10 feet of pumice and ash a volcano is a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments,hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted from the earths crust what does. Mt vesuvius is characterized as a stratovolcano, or composite volcano, which means it is made up of pyroclastic material and lava vesuvius is the only volcano in the european mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years mount vesuvius was known for its eruption in ad 79 and was named.
New update more facts about mount vesuvius: did you know an eruption may spew out lava weighing the same as 250 000 fully grown elephants per second. Learn about the history, geology and plate tectonics of mount vesuvius, a volcano on the western coast of italy. Mount vesuvius, on the west coast of italy, is the only active volcano on mainland europe it is best known because of the eruption in ad 79 that destroyed the cities of pompeii and herculaneum, but vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times. Italian authorities are finalising emergency plans to evacuate 700000 people over fears mount vesuvius is to erupt.
In ad 79, the world's most dangerous volcano buried the town of pompeii the next blast could be much bigger. If you stop and ask just about anyone in the world if they know any mount vesuvius facts, they will more than likely bring up pompeii in 79 ad it's true, that the destruction of this city is something that should never be forgotten, but the mount vesuvius facts are not limited to this occurrence it is truly an awe inspiring piece of. On august 24, 79 ce, the volcano vesuvius in southern italy erupted a thick cloud of ash, stone, and poisonous gas rained down on the roman town of pompeii, which stood in the path of the eruption the town was completely buried in just a few hours many centuries later, modern archaeologists began to dig up the ruins. A gigantic skull has ominously appeared in clouds of smoke billowing from a massive wildfire around mount vesuvius this gigantic italian volcano is famous for wiping out the ancient city of pompeii and now it has added to its chilling reputation by producing a cloud which looks like the harry potter.