Mount Vesuvius's Eruption In Italy

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1. Mount Vesuvius is known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of Roman cities in Italy as well as other settlements.
The eruption ejected a cloud of stones and ache to a height of 33 km, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Roughly more than 1,000 people died in the eruption, but no exact numbers are unknown.
The most famous eruption occurred in 79 AD
There has been no eruptions since 1944, and none of the eruptions after 79 AD were as large or destructive as the one that happened to pompeii.
The eruptions vary greatly in severity but are characterized by explosive outbursts of the kind dubbed Plinian after Pliny the Younger, a Roman
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18,300 years ago: the Basal Pumice eruption, VEI 6, the original formation of the Somma caldera.
Around 11,000 years ago: the Lagno Amendolare eruption), smaller than the Mercato eruption.
8,000 years ago.
Around 5,000 years ago: two explosive eruptions smaller than the Avellino eruption.
3,800 years ago: the Avellino eruption, VEI 5; its vent was apparently 2 km west of the current crater and the eruption destroyed several Bronze Age settlements of the Apennine culture.
The volcano then entered a stage of more frequent, but less violent eruptions, until the most recent Plinian eruption, which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.
On August 24, in the year AD 79, Vesuvius erupted in one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions of all time.
Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Plinythe Younger, a Roman administrator and poet.
The AD 79 eruption was preceded by a powerful earthquake seventeen years beforehand on February 05 of AD 62, which caused widespread destruction around the Bay of Naples, and
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The magnetic study revealed that on the first day of the eruption a fall of white pumice containing clastic fragments of up to 3 centimeters fell for several hours.
Since the eruption of AD 79, Vesuvius has erupted around three dozen times.
The eruptions of 512 were so severe that those inhabiting the slopes of Vesuvius were granted exemption from taxes by Theodoric the Great, the Gothic king of Italy.
Further eruptions were recorded in 787, 968, 991, 999, 1007 and 1036 with the first recorded lava flows.
Vesuvius entered a new phase in December 1631, when a major eruption buried many villages under lava flows, killing around 3,000 people.
The eruption of April 05 in 1906, killed more than 100 people and ejected the most lava ever recorded from a Venusian eruption.
At the time of the eruption, the United States Army Air Forces 340thBombardment Group was based at Pompeii Airfield near Terzigno Italy, just a few kilometers from the eastern base of the volcano.
Large Plinian eruptions which emit lava in quantities of about 1 kilometer, the most recent of which overwhelmed Pompeii and Herculaneum, have happened after periods of inactivity of a few thousand
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