Volcanos are deadly, can form on islands or mainland, and can destroy mountains and cities. Volcanos commonly form from holes in the earth containing magma. When pressure builds up in these magma chambers, they explode resulting in magma and rock catapulting out into the air. As these volcanoes repeatedly explode, they leak magma, which runs down the side of the volcano. Eventually, the lava cools and transforms into solid rock, building up the volcano to mountain size. An example of giant volcanic eruptions is the Pompeii disaster in 79AD, when Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed all of Pompeii. Another example includes, the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, which destroyed the whole mountain. Volcanos
Mt. Vesuvius is a member of a line of volcanos established on top of a subduction zone, called the Campanian volcanic arc. Mt. Vesuvius is an andesite, which is 53% silica, can create explosive eruptions on many ratios. The arc is created by merging Eurasian and African plates, reaching the Italian peninsula, like Mount Ertha which was formed the same way. This makes Mt. Vesuvius’s dicey eruptions, incredibly more dangerous
Have you ever been near a volcano when it erupted? Most of us haven't, but if you're unlucky enough, you just might have. Many people think it would be cool, but it is indeed not. In fact, the people of Pompeii were very unlucky when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Nearly two-thousand people died. Although that eruption was very similar to the 1980 eruption of Saint Helens, it was also very different.
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.
This is not true, for Vesuvius is one of the smallest active volcanoes in the world (Barnes, 42). In fact, the eruption in 79 was not even Mount Vesuvius’s most colossal eruption. Vesuvius was an active volcano both before and after it demolished Pompeii. There have been over 70 eruptions in the last 17,000 years, notably altering the recovery of the historical site (Brilliant, 31). Eight of these major eruptions are alleged as even more severe than the one that demolished the Pompeii. The reason that the 79 AD eruption is acknowledged so highly is the fact that it created a natural time-capsule of the Roman Empire, allowing archaeologists a glimpse into the
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.
People can benefit greatly from volcanic eruptions in many ways. To illustrate, volcanoes have a variety of beneficial properties for soil. In most of lower Italy, the soil is rather meager, but in Naples, Italy, “[the] region includes Mount Vesuvius, which has experienced two major eruptions more than 10,000 years ago… [and t]he soil is so rich that farmers often plant different crops intermingled with each other to maximize the use of every square inch available” (McDonaugh 60, 61). Therefore, an abundance of crops can be grown easily and readily, and the demand for food would be met much more easily. Volcanoes can also draw in people, revealing a remarkable beauty in spite of its fiery temper. A tourist attraction in Mauna Loa, Hawaii Island
Vesuvius is one of the world’s oldest volcano and is one of the most active volcano after the disaster in 79 A.D. Pompeii was a home built out of mud, bricks, and clay if they ran out of mud. Mt. Vesuvius was a very old volcano people didn’t think it would erupt so they built they city’s really close to the bottom of the volcano. There is a part in a movie called “night at the museum secret of the mummy’s tomb” that there are two small dudes who get lost and they are on the prototype and one is trying to read the sign that says “Pompeii” and the other dude starts to scream when they see fake lava coming at them they both start running and screaming for help until this monkey comes out of nowhere and puts the fake lava
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.
Would you want to be in the city of pompeii or mt. st. helens, when the volcanos erupted? Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, and vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. They were both the same kind of volcano, stratovolcano. The Volcano’s both spewed ash, and pumice. The cities could feel the tremors the “Mountains” were causing. The Volcano’ s caused huge eruptions, that buried homes, and the whole city.
Mount Vesuvius developed inside the caldera of an older volcano. This volcano was known as Monte Somma. Monte Somma became active around 400,000 years ago. Only the northern side of Monte Somma is left, creating a wall-like ridge around the northern edge of Mount Vesuvius. This feature can be observed today at the site of Mount Vesuvius. The development of Vesuvius produced a volcanic complex consisting of the two volcanoes. (De Boer and Sanders, 2002)
Mount Vesuvius is one of history’s most recognizable Volcanoes, as each of its eruptions have gone down as a significant event in geologic history. The events that transpired during and after these eruptions have shaped the way scientists and people view the sheer power that these volcanoes possessed. This report will take a look at Vesuvius’ most prolific eruption in 79 AD. The geologic setting of the mountain, precursor activity, and the impact the eruption had on the surrounding populations and towns will all be detailed. Along with these details, this report will also look at the further history of Vesuvius’s explosive past by detailing its eruption cycle. Finally, the current state of Vesuvius and the possible danger