Mt. Vesuvius Earthquake

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It was just a normal day when it all happened. People were walking around shopping and doing their own thing. Children were playing and running around with their friends having a good time. You could almost say it was a perfect day… almost. About 17 years earlier, there was an earthquake that caused major damage to the area but nobody realized a worse disaster was on its way. The earthquake caused movement to the earth that started a flow of events that led to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Although the eruption caught people off guard, the signs had been coming for years. Archeological studies have shown that the area suffered from a number of volcanic disasters in the centuries before 79 A.D. but the mountain had been quiet for some time.

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