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  • Mount Vesuvius Essay

    HSIE Geography Assessment Task 2 By Josh Borro (Mount Vesuvius, Italy) Spatial Distribution of the Disaster: In the year 74 AD, 24th of August, a volcano named Mount Vesuvius erupted and caused mass destruction in Pompeii, Italy during Midday. The eruption lasted for more than 24 hours causing parts of the nearby environment to be negatively affected. According to figure number one, Mt Vesuvius is located in the Metropolitan City of Italy. The location of this particular point is 40.822383 latitude and 14.428906 longitude or 40°49′ N, 14°26′ E. Mt Vesuvius is known to be the only active volcano in Mainland Europe. It (Figure 1) has also created one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in it’s continent own continent. Towering at an outstanding 1 277 m or 1.277km in length. This volcano is known to demolish valley’s and places near it at an instant, due to it’s heavy and continuous lava flow when it has erupted. Mt Vesuvius is also well know for it’s toxic ash and debris because these substances caused the bodies of many people in Pompeii to rot. The last eruption of Mt Vesuvius was in…

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  • Essay On Mount Vesuvius

    I. Introduction Mount Vesuvius is the most famous known volcano, possibly of all time. This extremely powerful volcano sits overlooking the ancient city of Pompeii and present day Naples. Its namely recognition is normally dedicated to the eruption in 79 A.D. This eruption was the explosion that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. The last Vesuvius eruption was in 1944 and it is believed that the volcano is due for another eruption in the near future. Vesuvius is the only active…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Effect On Earth

    Mount Vesuvius consists of a large cone that is partially encircled by a larger, deeper cone, which is the remains of an ancient somma volcano that has erupted and collapsed over time. Mount Vesuvius is located on Italy’s west coast and overlooks the Bay and city of Naples. Vesuvius stands about 4000 ft above sea level, and is part of the Companian volcanic arc, which is a line of volcanoes that formed over a subduction zone created by the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates (Ball,…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Research Paper

    Jami Norton January 5th, 2014 Longley Archaeological Project Mount Vesuvius: Pompeii On August 24, in the year 79 A.D., the Vesuvius volcano erupted suddenly in southern Italy. Rock and ash covered the urbanized city of 25,000: Pompeii. The Roman colony was just recovering from a bad earthquake in 62 A.D. Mount Vesuvius had erupted more than 50 times before. 25 hours of pumice, rock, and ash being pumped out of the volcano and onto the vulnerable, unknowing town of Pompeii. About…

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  • Mount Vesuvius: The Lost City Of Pompeii

    In 79 CE, August, Mount Vesuvius had a significant eruption, that went on for nineteen hours, burying an ancient Roman city for seventeen centuries. This city was near the modern Naples within the Italian Region of Campania. The buildings and many of the people were buried and lost until the discovery made in 1738. This city is known as the lost city of Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano that consists alternate layers of ash and lava. Stratovolcanos have two types of eruption, one…

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  • Pompeii: Mount Vesuvius In 79 C. E.

    eruption of the once dormant Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. is discussed. It is a volcano that is right between two tectonic plates, so when an earthquake shook it, it finally exploded. The eruption was one that was 1000 times more powerful than the bomb we dropped on Hiroshima. The town of Pompeii was located just below the volcano, and did not stand a chance against its wrath. At the end of Vesuvius’s eruption, Pompeii was covered in sixteen feet of ash. About sixteen centuries passed before…

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  • Informative Speech On Mt Vesuvius

    Specific purpose: To inform the audience on what happened to Pompeii. Central Idea: Mount Vesuvius is a dangerous active volcano that has the potential to cause the equivalent damage or worse even today. Introduction I. “I looked round: a dense black cloud was coming up behind us, spreading over the earth like a flood. Many besought the aid of the goods, but still more imagined there were no gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore.” A. These were the words…

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  • Mount Vesuvius: The Eruption Of Pompeii

    Imagine yourself, in bed sleeping. You are relaxed, and it is really quiet outside. But then, the quietness is broken by a huge blast. You look out the window and see Mount Vesuvius has erupted. You decide to stay in your building, thinking you will be protected, but you're not. The heat will soon get up to 250 celsius (482 fahrenheit) and ash will come down on the city. You will be killed, like everyone who is in Pompeii and neighboring cities. You won’t be discovered for over seventeen hundred…

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  • Volcanoes

    A stratovolcano that caused a Plinian eruption in 79 AD, this volcano killed around 16,000 people when it covered the town of Herculaneum on August 24th, and killed 2,000 residents of Pompeii the next day. Mount Vesuvius located in Naples, Italy is part of the Campanian Arc of volcanoes along a subduction zone created by the African and Eurasian plates. It runs the length of the Italian peninsula along with Mount Etna and Stromboli. The subduction plate under Mount Vesuvius has a part that has…

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  • Mt Vesuvius Research Paper

    Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius On August 24 around noon in 79 AD, a massive eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius began to cause a catastrophic damage that we still talk about today. It happened in the town of Pompeii. An estimated 20,000 people died that day. They died the most horrible death. Very few people escaped the red lava and gassy fumes. How did this come to be on this day? Were there any warnings? What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today? Where is Mount Vesuvius located? Mount…

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