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What is the scientific reason for mount vesuvius' explosion?

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11/11/2008

The scientific reason for Mt. Vesuvius's eruption, is that pressure on the rocks the closest to the mantle increases when two continental plates collide and push against each other causing the ground to quake, and the rocks to melt and form magma. Then as the magma in the mantle increases the magma rises into the magma chambers. Then the pressure in the magma chambers increases, and it continues to build up until the volcano can't stand the pressure and the volcano erupts, and explodes.