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Italy Coast of the Bay of Naples Northern and Eastern Hemispheres African and Eurasian plates Sits over a subduction zone.

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3 Italy Coast of the Bay of Naples Northern and Eastern Hemispheres African and Eurasian plates Sits over a subduction zone

4 Stratovolcano (composite) Felsic Magma Rich in silica and metals Violent Eruptions

5 Most Damaging Eruption: A.D. 79 Destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum Killed & injured thousands of people

6 Most Damaging Eruption: A.D. 79 Destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum Killed & injured hundreds of thousands of people

7 Only volcano in the European mainland to have erupted in the past 100 years Vesuvius means “smoke” Age: 17,000 years Has erupted over 50 times Height: 1,277 meters

8 Big tourist attraction Very rich and productive soil Active volcano Geothermal activity Igneous rock (crystals)

9 Bibliography Blurtit. What Hemisphere is Vesuvius In? NA NA NA NA Answers Corporation. What are Four Interesting Facts About Mt. Vesuvius? 10 December December —. What Type of Magma does Mt. Vesuvius Have? NA NA NA NA —. What Type of Plate Boundary is Mt. Vesuvius located on? 10 December December Discovery Education. Discovery Education. 10 December December Answers Corporation. Volcanoes. na na na na Kaiser, Don. The Mount Vesuvius Eruption of March na na na. na na na. —. The Mount Vesuvius Eruption of March na na na. na na na. Mason Gazette. Mason Art. na na na. na na na. NA. The Task. na na na. na na na. Regent University. Mt. Vesuvius Eruption. na na na. na na na. Science Blogs LLC. Volcanic Profile: Mt. Vesuvius. na na na na Sheppard Software Corporation. Mt. Vesuvius. NA NA NA. NA NA NA. What Hemisphere is Vesuvius In?. Wikimedia Foundation Inc. Mt. Vesuvius. 25 November November —. Stratovolcano. 9 December December Yahoo! Incorporation. How Do People Benefit from Living near Volcanoes? Na Na Na Na 2009.


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