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Destroyer of Pompeii. Part of the Eastern coast of Italy, just South of Rome Is north of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 AD due to one of Vesuvius’

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1 Destroyer of Pompeii

2 Part of the Eastern coast of Italy, just South of Rome Is north of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 AD due to one of Vesuvius’ eruptions Mt. Vesuvius is 1281 meters (45000 feet) to the highest point Mt. Vesuvius is located at 40 and 49, degrees North, and 14 and 25, degrees East Mt. Vesuvius Area

3 Mt. Vesuvius began forming 25,000 years ago after the collapse of the Somma Rim, Vesuvius’s outer peak It was formed on the Eurasian plate due to compression at a convergent plate boundary at a reverse fault History of Vesuvius

4 Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD due to an eruption from Vesuvius just to the north of the city limits. Mt. Vesuvius also destroyed the city Herculaneum after Pompeii in 99 AD Vesuvius has a 20 year eruption cycle except for , in which an eruption hasn’t been seen from Vesuvius Pompeii’s Destruction

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6 Thank you for visiting Mt. Vesuvius


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