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  1. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.
  2. Mount Vesuvius is a strato volcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about nine miles east of Naples. (Web site)
  3. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). (Web site)
  4. Mount Vesuvius is the only volcano in mainland Europe has erupted in the last hundred years. (Web site)
  5. Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano, originated during the late Pleistocene Epoch. (Web site)

Mount Somma

  1. A somma volcano, named for Mount Somma, a ridge on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, is a caldera partially filled by a new central cone. (Web site)


  1. An important Roman town, Pompeii was situated in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)


  1. In the shadow of a volcano: Mount Vesuvius is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. (Web site)


  1. For instance, biotite occurs in the lava of Mount Vesuvius and at Monzoni.


  1. When Pompeii was buried under the ash and rubble of Mount Vesuvius, the objects buried beneath it were remarkably well-preserved for thousands of years.
  2. Mount Vesuvius formed 17,000 years after the collapse of the Somma Rim, a caldera-like structure.

Last Eruption

  1. The last eruption of Mount Vesuvius was in 1944, and this notorious volcano has remained quiet ever since. (Web site)

Southern Italy

  1. It was destroyed in 1944 by the most recent eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Allies' occupation of southern Italy.

Active Volcanoes

  1. Rising 4,000 feet above Italy's Campania region, Mount Vesuvius is one of the world's most active volcanoes, unleashing its lethal fire time and again.


  1. Europe's most known volcanoes are, of course, Mount Vesuvius and Etna.

Lower Slopes

  1. Vineyards and orchards now cover the lower slopes of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the town of Pompeii in AD 79 in a pyroclastic explosion. (Web site)

Million People Live

  1. Today two million people live in the immediate vicinity of Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)


  1. Covellite was first discovered in the year 1832 at the Mount Vesuvius in Campania, Italy.


  1. Krakatoa, Nevado del Ruiz, and Mount Vesuvius are all examples of arc volcanoes. (Web site)


  1. Further, the writer discusses the history of Mount Vesuvius and looks at the people who lived in its vicinity over the years.

Mount Fuji

  1. Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Vesuvius in Italy are other famous stratovolcanoes. (Web site)
  2. Mount Vesuvius, Mount Fuji, Mount Rainier (the most well-known volcanoes) are all stratovolcanoes.

Active Volcano

  1. Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano in the continent of Europe. (Web site)


  1. Typical examples for this kind of volcano are the volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire, and also Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius.
  2. Today there are over 2 million people living in the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano that has erupted more than 50 times since 79 A.D. (Web site)
  3. By the 1st century, Pompeii was one of a number of towns located around the base of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)


  1. Collapse of the ash column from a plinian eruption (e.g Mount Vesuvius, see Pliny the Younger). (Web site)


  1. In the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, there were many towns located around the volcano, benefiting from the fertility of the land.
  2. In 1631, approximately 3,000 people were killed by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius.
  3. March 18 – The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.


  1. Pliny the Elder, who later died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, dedicated his Naturalis Historia to Titus.

Short Reign

  1. However, his short reign was marked by disaster: in 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii, and in 80, a fire destroyed much of Rome.


  1. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, being nearly three times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius.
  2. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, being about two and a half times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)
  3. One, established on Kilauea in 1912, is the second oldest in the world, ranking behind only one in Italy, on Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)


  1. The most famous composite volcanoes are Mount Vesuvius near Naples and Mount Etna in Sicily, both in Italy.
  2. An eruption of Mount Vesuvius, near Naples in Italy, could kill as many as the Indonesian tsunami, says a British researcher. (Web site)
  3. AD 79: One of the most famous volcanoes is Mount Vesuvius, which sits along the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.


  1. Pliny the Elder died on August 25th, AD 79 during the famed eruption of Mount Vesuvius that also destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Web site)
  2. Anyone interested in volcanoes has heard about the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ad 79 that buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Web site)
  3. Herculaneum was located on the shore of the Bay of Naples at the base of Mount Vesuvius. (Web site)


  1. Unfortunately for Titus, however, his reign also saw the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Web site)
  2. Titus, Vespasian's successor, quickly proved his merit, although his short reign was marked by disaster, including the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. (Web site)
  3. Pompeii and its sister city of Herculaneum were buried over a three to four day, cataclysmic phase of the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius

  1. Famous for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 years that caused the destruction of Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Web site)
  2. Fountain collapse of an eruption column from a Plinian eruption (e.g., Mount Vesuvius 's destruction of Pompeii, see Pliny the Younger).
  3. Vesuvius Italy 40.82 N 14.43 E Mount Vesuvius is famous for the eruption in 79 AD that buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.


  1. Pompeii
  2. Herculaneum
  3. Settlements > Cities > Capitals > Naples
  4. Short Reign
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