Mount Vesuvius Impact On Society Essay

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Earthquakes and Society While researching volcanic eruptions that had a major impact on humans, there are many different sizes and outcomes across the earth. One volcano that had one of the greatest impacts to not only the people but, the surrounding town and environment is Mount Vesuvius. Mount Vesuvius can be found on the western coast of Italy and is one of the only active volcanoes in that region.
The fact that the major city Naples and other surrounding cities are within close proximity make Mount Vesuvius one of the most deadly in history. The last eruption in 1944 lasted two weeks with hundreds of minor earthquakes since. This unique volcano will be disused further by the affect it had on the earth, the damages and death tolls, the economic impact and the permanent consequences. Effect on the Earth
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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was devastating to the city of Pompeii. Because it took years to get the city back to what is was before the eruption, the city’s economy was greatly impacted by the eruption. The amount of deaths that were directly related to the eruption also had an impact on the economy. Skilled individuals and labors were needed from nearby towns to help rebuild the city. The last time that Mount Vesuvius erupted was in 1944 and was estimated to have killed 30,000 people in the two towns Herculaneum and Pompeii. This eruption had the same effect as eruption in the past. Since the last eruption in 1944 there has not been an eruption with the exception of minor earthquakes and a false eruption in 1998 that had a cloud of gas and debris that killed 150. According to Rogue Classicism “a major eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius could result in 8,000 fatalities, 13,000 serious injuries and total economic losses of more than $24 billion, which puts Vesuvius at the top of the list of Europe’s 10 most dangerous

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