Mount vesuvius, in campania, italy, is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world it is prone to violent eruptions, and about 3 million people live nearby credit: renato. While there are many bus tours to mount vesuvius from naples, pompei and sorrento, we decided to ride the train to ercolano, which is the closest access point to the volcano herculaneum has two train stations: ercolano scavi and portici-ercolano. Mt vesuvius is characterized as a stratovolcano, or composite volcano, which means it is made up of pyroclastic material and lava vesuvius is the only volcano in the european mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years mount vesuvius was known for its eruption in ad 79 and was named. Mount vesuvius, on the west coast of italy, is the only active volcano on mainland europe it is best known because of the eruption in ad 79 that destroyed the cities of pompeii and herculaneum.
Mount vesuvius is one of the most well known volcanoes in the world it is located in italy, on the gulf of naples, about 9 miles from the city of naples mount vesuvius is about 4,190 feet high and measures about 30 miles around its base. The somma-vesuvius volcanic complex is a central composite volcano formed by an older stratovolcano (monte somma) with a summit caldera partially filled by the composite cone of vesuvius the most noted eruption, in 79 ad, destroyed the ancient cities of pompeii and herculaneum. Mount vesuvius is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoesit is located in southern italy, on the gulf of naplesit is the only volcano on the european mainland that has erupted during the last century and is still active.
The ruins of pompeii and volcano mount vesuvius source:supplied on august 24, 79ad, mt vesuvius erupted in italy with a thermal energy 100,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs over. The 79 ad eruption of vesuvius was the first volcanic eruption ever to be described in detail from 18 miles (30 km) west of the volcano, pliny the younger, witnessed the eruption and later recorded his observations in two letters. Mount vesuvius is the most dangerous volcano in today's world because of the nearby population it is the only volcano that lies on the mainland of europe, and has erupted in the last hundred years. Mount vesuvius, a stratovolcano in modern-day italy, erupted in 79 ad in one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in european history historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of pliny the younger, a roman administrator and poet. Mount vesuvius is a volcano in southern italy that sat dormant for centuries that all changed on august 24, 79 ad, when a massive eruption destroyed the cities of pompeii and herculaneum, submerging them under layers of volcanic material and mud and killing thousands of people here are 10 facts.
When it comes to italy's mount vesuvius, it isn't a question of if it erupts but when geologists and volcanologists who study the volcano readily concede that mount vesuvius is overdue for an explosion [source: fraser] for that reason, the vesuvius observatory monitors seismic activity, gas. It comprises the older volcano, the somma, whose summit collapsed (likely during the 79 ad eruption), creating a caldera, and the younger volcano, vesuvius, which since then has re-grown inside this caldera and formed a new cone. Mount vesuvius is a volcano located in southern italy, near the bay of naples and the city of naples it is the only active volcano on the european mainland vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft.
Mount vesuvius, a composite volcano, erupted in ad79 and killed thousands of people in the roman cities of pompeii and herculaneum archaeologists have discovered hollows in the volcanic ash where. Credit: hvo/usgs volcanoes in history ad 79: one of the most famous volcanoes is mount vesuvius, which sits along the bay of naples in southern italyit has erupted dozens of times in the past. Vesuvius is a dangerous and deadly volcano mudflows and lava flows from the eruption in 1631 killed 3,500 people mudflows and lava flows from the eruption in 1631 killed 3,500 people about 3,360 people died in the 79 ad eruption from ash flows and falls. Mount vesuvius geology and hazards the cone known as mount vesuvius began growing in the caldera of the mount somma volcano, which last erupted about 17,000 years ago most rocks erupted from vesuvius are andesite, an intermediate volcanic rock (about 53-63% silica.
Vesuvius, also called mount vesuvius or italian vesuvio, active volcano that rises above the bay of naples on the plain of campania in southern italy its western base rests almost upon the bay the height of the cone in 2013 was 4,203 feet (1,281 metres), but it varies considerably after each major eruption. Mount vesuvius (italian: monte vesuvio, latin: mons vesuvius) is a stratovolcano on the gulf of naples, italyit is about 9 kilometres (56 mi) east of naplesit is the only volcano on the mainland of europe that erupted in the last 100 years. Mt vesuvius is an italian volcano that erupted on august 24 ad 79 blanketing the towns and 1000s of residents of pompeii, stabiae, and herculaneum pompeii was buried 10' deep, while herculaneum was buried under 75' of ash this volcanic eruption is the first to be described in detail the.