What did people learn from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius?
Not much. Over 1 million live near it today and it is still active.
Pompeii was an city on the Italian peninsula during the time of the ancient Roman empire. The city became famous for the unfortunate natural disaster of the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius. It became however, an archaeologist's dream come true in that the city was preserved underneath the lava and ashes of the volcano. Because of this various aspects of ancient Roman city life have been preserved.
Mount Mazama/Crater Lake, Oregon-Over 6,000 years ago Mount Mazama (posthumously named) erupted. Before the explosion the mountain was 12,000 feet high; when it was over it had been replaced by a 1,900-foot deep crater. Crater Lake, famed for its intense blue waters, was made a National Park in 1902. Volcanic activity occurred some time after the Mount Mazama explosion, creating Wizard Island in the middle of the lake. See Crater Lake National Park Homepage for…