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    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 volcano in all of mainland Europe. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano or a volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash. It is the most famous volcano in the Campanian volcanic arc. This volcanic arc stretches along the Italian coast line clear to…

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    The Mount Vesuvius Volcano has erupted many times. Since AD 79, the volcano has also erupted repeatedly, in 172, 203, 222, 303, 379, 472, 512, 536, 685, 787, around 860, around 900, 968, 991, 999, 1006, 1037, 1049, around 1073, 1139, 1150, and there may have been eruptions in 1270, 1347, and 1500. The volcano erupted again in 1631, six times in the 18th century (especially in 1779 and 1794), eight times in the 19th century (notably in 1872), and in 1906, 1929 and 1944. In this assignment I am…

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    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…

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    On the west side of Italy, a six foot chamber of magma is building under Mt. Vesuvius. Mt. Vesuvius is a volcano that is still active to this day but, in 79 A.D. the volcano erupted wiping away the city of Pompeii and killing almost everyone in the city. The eruption killed over 16,000 people and it wiped away all the belongings of the people who did make it out alive. The eruption was a total surprise. No warning was given because the volcano eruption was completely unpredictable. Mt.…

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    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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    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 is known as one of the most famous volcanos on the planet. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere, and does not lie on the ring of fire, which is somewhat rare. Mount Vesuvius in located on the continent of Europe and in the country of Italy. Its geographical coordinates are North 40 degrees and East 14 degrees. The tectonic plates below Mount Vesuvius are the Eurasian and African Plates. The plates that have interacted to form this volcano are convergent. It is still an active…

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    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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    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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    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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