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When was the last time Mount Vesuvius erupted and how many died?

When was the last time Mount Vesuvius erupted and how many died?

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD

79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius
Location Campania, Italy 40°49′N 14°26′ECoordinates: 40°49′N 14°26′E
Impact Buried the Roman settlements of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae.
Deaths 1,500–3,500, possibly up to 16,000

Did Mount Vesuvius erupt after 79 AD?

The volcano erupted again in 1631, six times in the 18th century (including 1779 and 1794), eight times in the 19th century (notably in 1872), and in 1906, 1929 and 1944. There have been no eruptions since 1944, and none of the eruptions after AD 79 were as large or destructive as the Pompeian one.

When was the most recent eruption of Mount Vesuvius?

Between A.D. 79 and 1944, Vesuvius experienced 27 significant eruptions. The 1944 eruption, like eight of the 10 previous eruptions, was effusive-explosive, combining flowing lava with violent expulsions of rock and ash. The other two were purely effusive, including one in 1855 that sent a lava flow into San Sebastiano.

What was the name of the volcano that destroyed Pompeii?

Mount Vesuvius. Mount Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 79.

When was the last time a volcano erupted?

No activity has been observed since 1944, except for several flank collapses inside the caldera that have raised false alarms of an impending eruption. But living with a quiescent volcano is still hazardous.

What was the name of the volcano that erupted in 79?

It was considered a divinity of the Genius type at the time of the eruption of AD 79: it appears under the inscribed name Vesuvius as a serpent in the decorative frescos of many lararia, or household shrines, surviving from Pompeii.