Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in Italy. It's eruption in AD 79 destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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Mount Vesuvius

Why people still live near Mount Vesuvius even though it may erupt again?

People live there basically because its their home. It is an area of Italy where there's good farmland and good fishing. They live there and make their livings there. Today, if Vesuvius erupted, there would possibly be little or no loss of life because scientists are constantly monitoring the volcano. There could be loss of property, but property can be replaced, lives cannot.

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How did the African and the Eurasian plates create Mount Vesuvius?

convection currents

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In what country is Mount Vesuvius?

Italy.

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Mount Etna

What do Mount Etna and Mount St. Helens and Mount Vesuvius have in common?

Mount Etna, Mount St. Helens and Mount Vesuvius are all active volcanoes.

They have also all undergone plinian eruptions (named after the famous Vesuvius eruption of AD 79. The Mount St. Helens eruption was unique in that the blast projected laterally as opposed to vertically.

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What are facts about Mt Vesuvius?

  • Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland.
  • It is located on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres east of Naples, and is 1281 metres above sea level.
  • On 24 August AD 79, the city of Pompeii and the nearby cities of Herculaneum and Stabiae were buried under a pyroclastic flow, a cloud of superheated gas, ash, and rock which erupted from Vesuvius.
  • After this major eruption, Mount Vesuvius continued to erupt many times more, with another devastating eruption on 16 December 1631, when six villages were buried under lava flows and torrents of boiling water from the volcano. 3000-4000 people were killed in this eruption.
  • Since 1631, Vesuvius has erupted significantly another 22 times, with constant rumblings in between.
  • There have been no major eruptions since 1944, the longest recorded period of inactivity in almost 500 years.
  • Mount Vesuvius is approximately 17,000 years old.
  • It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, with about 3000 people living in close vicinity of it.
  • It has erupted about 50 times since 79 AD.
  • Mount Vesuvius was created when the African and Eurasian plate collided. The boundary between these two plates is called a destructive boundary, which is when one plate slides under another one. The African plate slid under the Eurasian plate, because the African plate was denser.
  • The base of Vesuvius is 48 kilometres (30 miles) in circumference and 6 km in diameter.
  • Vesuvius came from the Oscan word fesf which means "smoke."
  • Bodies have been uncovered in pompeii in perfect condition, along with a dog, drinking chalices, stoneworks, eyeshields, heating stoves... all in good condition.
  • Mount Vesuvius is the only volcano on the European mainland that has erupted in the last hundred years.
  • Mount Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world today because of how many people live nearby it.
  • According to Greek legend, Vesuvius used to be inhabited by unruly giants, and Hercules helped the gods to pacify the region.
  • Mount Vesuvius was formed by the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates.
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What is the landscape of Mount Vesuvius like?

rugged and very rocky lots of pebbles

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What caused Mount Vesuvius to erupt?

The pooling of magma in the crust below Mount Vesuvius can gradually build pressure on the rocks above. This inflow is partly due to the colliding African and Eurasian continental plates, which are ever-so-slowly closing the Mediterranean Sea. The rocks can be pushed upward until some part of the structure gives way (via an earthquake or other seismic shift), at which point hot rock and gases explode from the crater. This was the "Plinian" eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. (Named for Pliny the Elder, who died during a rescue attempt, and Pliny the Younger who recorded an account of the disaster.)

Six years before the major eruption, the flat area near Vesuvius was the camp of the gladiator Spartacus and his army. A major earthquakes had occurred in 62 AD, indicating that the local geology was unstable.


The magma inside it was over presurized, under very high temperature, but was in an enclose, and it had to find a way to be free from the inbuilt stress, so it boiled and boiled until it eventually exploded, and erupting to the earths surface.
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What color is mount Vesuvius?

It looks bluish gray.

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Does Mount Vesuvius have a high or low silica content?

Yes Mt. Vesuvius has high silica content. John Don

Won Ton Ponce De Leon.

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How many people were homeless when Mount Vesuvius erupted?

over 1 million

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Was there any eyewitness to the eruption Mount Vesuvius?

Yes!!

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Is mount vesuvius on a constructive or destructive plate boundry?

A destructive plate boundary :)

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How much did it cost to repair the damages of Mt Vesuvius?

it cost $200,899,456 to fix most of pompeii and heruculem!

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In what year did Mount Vesuvius erupt burying Pompeii and Herculanium?

1890

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What is the nearest major city to Mount Vesuvius?

Naples.

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How tall is mount Hesperus?

9,828 ft - the highest peak in the Revelation Mountains of the Alaska Range.

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What is Mount Vesuvius height above sea level?

The mount Vesuvius's altitude above sea level is 1350m (1.35km)
4,203ft tall.

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What do these 3 mountains have in common - Mount Etna Sicily... Mount St. Helens... and Mount Vesuvius?

They are all active volcanos. They all erupted in 1980's They're all part of the ring of fire

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How does the eruption of Mount Rainier effect the environment?

The last officially recorded (minor) eruption of Mount Rainier was in 1854 although there are unofficial eyewitness acounts of activity in 1858, 1870, 1879, 1882 and 1894 as well. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. It is heavily glaciated and when it blows it will likely produce massive debris avalanches, and has enormous lahars (volcanic mudflows) due to the large amount of glacial ice present. Lahars from previous mudflows have reached all the way to Puget Sound. Around 5,000 years ago, a large chunk of the volcano slid away and that debris avalanche helped to produce the massive Osceola Mudflow, which went all the way to the site of present-day Tacoma and south Seattle. Clearly the greatest environmental effect would be the lahar flows which would wash away towns and cities in their path and bury the area in avalanche debris and mud. It is doubtful the towns and cities would be rebuilt any time soon. Previous debris flows filled river valleys to a depth of hundreds of feet near the volcano, and have buried the land surface under many feet of mud and rock sixty miles downstream. A major lahar flow would significantly alter the course of rivers in the area and dump significant amounts of material - much of it toxic to aquatic life - into the ocean.

A second source of environmental impact from an eruption of Mount Rainier would be ash and gases injected into the atmosphere during an eruption. Enormous volumes of ash and the gas SO2, injected into the atmosphere

by large eruptions, can cause global cooling, shortening growing seasons and reducing crop yields. Ironically, eruptions of Mount Rainier usually produce much less volcanic ash than do eruptions at the smallerMount St. Helens. Nevertheless ash from a full eruption would likely spread ash across a wide area choking animals near the volcano. The released gases and ash would cause a temporary cooling of the earth, primarily in the northern hemisphere. Deposited ash would probably kill off plant life where it formed thick layers, but add a little bit of useful nutrients to soils where the deposits were light.

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Where is Mount Vesuvius located?

On The East Coast Of Naples, In Italy. So Pomepii.
Mount Vesuvius is about 9 kilometres east of the city of Naples.
italy

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How many people died when vesuvius erupted?

16000

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What type of eruption did Mount Vesuvius have?

a furrow doenmant eruption

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Where is Positnao in Italy located?

If you mean Positano, it's located in Campania, in the south-east of Italy, near Naples

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How did the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD effect the animals?

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How did Mount Vesuvius erupt in Pompeii?

It was caused by two tectonic plates. The African and Eurasian plate, by colliding together. It had many eruptions but the most famous one was in 79 A.D. It killed a town called Pompeii in Italy.

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