Location Mt. Vesuvius is located in the Bay Of Naples, Italy. It is about 9 kilometers away from Naples. It is not far away from the seashore.
Latest Eruptions It last erupted on March 13, 1944. It is the only volcano in Europe that has erupted in the last hundred years. It is an active volcano.
Damages and Casualties It is not known how many deaths there were on the eruption of 1944, but 1,040 body casts were found around Pompeii. The eruption of 1944 was one of the smaller eruptions. The eruption destroyed 3 villages as well as part of a fourth. And it destroyed 88 US airplanes in WW2.
Government Handlings The government did very little about the eruption, because it was so small.
Interesting facts It is 1,281 meters tall. The city of Herculaneum was buried 75’ under ash. It is most famous for the eruption of AD 79, where the death toll was 10,000+ Pompeii was destroyed through eruptions of AD 79