79 A.D was the most tragic of all the eruptions. Mt. Vesuvius sent volcanic gases into a beam of light into the air that people in Pompeii
On August 24th in 79 AD at approximately 1300 a cloud appeared over the Roman city of Pompeii. This was all the warning the residents had before the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted. Huge quantities of scalding hot ash, pumice and lava pebbles were thrown into the sky. This then cascaded down across an extensive area. Pompeii was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice, and the nearby seacoast was drastically changed. Herculaneum was buried under more than 60 feet of mud and volcanic material. Some residents of Pompeii later returned to dig out their destroyed homes and salvage their valuables, but many treasures were left and then forgotten. The remains of 2,000 men, women, and children were found at Pompeii. After perishing
In the geological world, Mount Vesuvius’ eruption, and consequently the destruction of Pompeii, is one of the most discussed and debated of history. Pompeii was a large Roman town, which was located on the island of Campania. Pompeii is no longer the same as it used to be. Pompeii was a normal town until 79 CE. On this day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and covered the town in ash. Some people believed the universe was being resolved into fire. The ash filled in the air, seas, and land. Ash fell into ships, the closer the ship’s went, the darker and denser.
Since Mount Vesuvius is so old, it has a long history of eruptions. The first known eruption was in 5960
Over 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius chose the city of Pompeii to be its next victim. August 79 A.D was the fateful day that would destroy thousands of lives, and their beloved homes. When Mount Vesuvius erupted it sent ashes, rocks, and volcanic gases to rain over Pompeii and cause complete chaos. After Mount Vesuvius’ first attack on Pompeii, a tower of debris drifted to earth. Buildings collapsed and ash clogged the air. Then a surge of poison gas and rock poured down the side of the mountain, destroying everything that laid in its path. Pompeii was done for.
In the year 79 A.D. the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, had its’s most famous eruption when it buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii along with the small neighbouring towns of Stabiae and Herculaneum. The eruption killed two thousand people and left the city buried under millions of tons of volcanic ash. Pompeii was rediscovered again in 1748, by a group of explorers after it laid under a layer of volcanic ash since the explosion. Underneath a thick layer of dust and debris the city was mostly intact. The skeletons, buildings, and artifacts have allowed archeologists to discover a great deal about the ancient world.
It can erupt at any time of any day. It is one of the most historical volcanos there is due to the destruction of Pompeii. The volcano sits only nine miles away from the city of Naples (primaryfacts.com). Mount Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times in the last 2,000 years. Now in the 21st century the mountain is a national park for people to climb and explore. The people can go and see the active volcano and learn about it.
The volcano had not erupted like this in 20 years and the volcano is still active
Located in southern Italy, the city of Pompeii suffered from one of the most devastating disasters of all time. On August 24, 79 AD, a volcano, known as Mt. Vesuvius, erupted and struck the entire city of Pompeii. As a result, many citizens of Pompeii suffocated to death from the ash and the entire city was left dry and still. The volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the aftermath it left on the city of Pompeii left a positive influence on my academic upbringing.
This tragic accident happened on Aug 24, 79A.D. Poor Pompeii was the victim of this lava spitting monster. About 2,000 people died that day, but to this day many people live there, even knowing that one day the volcano will explode.
Mt. Vesuvius gave Pompeii a “warning” earthquake in 62 AD (Goor 8). In 79 AD, a loud bang warned the city that Vesuvius was about to explode (Cartwright par.12). The explosion covered over 200 square miles, including not only Pompeii, but a couple other towns (List25). The eruption lasted about a day, but the ash, rocks, and pumice blanketed the city for about two days. Pompeii was buried about twenty feet deep (List25). After the eruption, some people tried to dig to their homes (Goor 13). The eruption was one day after the festival of the Roman god of fire (List25).
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD was a pyroclastic event discussed in greater detail over the course of this essay.
I chose the eruption of Mont Pelee in Martinique in 1902, to discuss this week. This volcano is a stratovolcano that began to release pyroclastic flows in the early months of 1902, shortly after the eruptions began it was evident that a larger eruption was imminent. In preparation for this eruption, the town of about 25,000 people began to evacuate in groups of about 300 a day to a nearby town called St. Pierre. On 5 May, a larger eruption occurred which caused further anxiety, but the Governor of the area was concerned with an upcoming election on 10 May, so he used his power to prevent people from leaving the area, which resulted in everyone left in the town (Abbott.) The VEI of the eruption is assessed to be a VEI of 4. In the case of this
The signs of an impending eruption began to appear long before it actually occurred, the first major sign being earthquakes. Earthquakes are a common indicator of the possibility of rising magma, which is required to occur for a volcano to erupt. These Earthquakes were reportedly occurring as far back as 62 AD, as they continued sporadically all throughout the 17 year period leading up to the eruption. (History of Pompeii book) One such quake caught the attention of the residents of the region when it occurred in 63 AD. The quake was large and rocked the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, doing extensive damage that would take years to repair. Due to the limited knowledge of geology at this time, Roman scholars were unable to make the connection between the earthquakes and the possible peril of a Mount Vesuvius eruption.(BBC) Some even argue that the people didn’t even know Vesuvius was a volcano. (Pompeii unplugged)
The eruption happened on May eighteenth, 1980 at eight thirty-two in the morning. It was recorded to be the largest volcanic eruption in North American history. Millions of tons of earth were shot 65,000 feet into the air and surrounding areas. A new vent had been opened in the side of the mountain, and steam and ash were all that had been released from the vent. Smaller earthquakes and eruptions had occurred moments before the massive eruption. The eruption sent ash far in every direction, covering streets, houses, businesses, schools, and much more.