Plate Tectonics

Mt. Vesuvius Italy Eruptions

The A.D. 79 Mt. Vesuvius eruption in Italy was probably the world's most famous volcano eruption although the historic Mr. Vesuvius eruption was by no means the deadliest. Mt. Vesuvius of Italy wiped over 2,000 people in Pompeii within a few hours. Mt. Vesuvius erupted after being dormant for 800 years killing unsuspecting people of Pompeii.

Where is Mount Vesuvius located?

Mount Vesuvius volcano is located in Pompeii, Italy.

When was the infamous Mt Vesuvius Volcanic eruption?

The historical Mt Vesuvius Volcanic eruption was on August 24, A.D. 79.

What happened after the expulsion of Mt Vesuvius?

In 1860, an archaeologist called Guiseppe Fiorelli excavated Pompeii and discovered hollow cavities in the exact shapes of people and animals, the victims of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption. In 1961 when archaeologists dug the ashes of Pompeii, they also found holes containing bones, the only remains of the victims of Mt. Vesuvius eruption.

When was the last eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?

The last eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was in 1944. Since then, Mount Vesuvius has been dormant but volcanologists suspect that it will erupt again in the near future.

Mt. Vesuvius Italy Eruptions

Picture of  Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy