What really happend
Augest 24, AD79
What really happend on AD79? All was calm in the city of Pompeii and Herculaneum, when mount vesuivius erupted and sent boiling ash 20.5 miles into the air. Which then came pouring down the moutain and coverd roughly 3360 people in a hard cacoon of ash. No one had ever descoverd the city for almost 1700 years. Though one of the smallest active volcanoes in the world, mount vesuvius made history.
What is a volcano
A volcano is a opening or a rupture in the earth which allows magma and volcanic ash to escape from the mantle. Volcanos are normanly found where techtonic plates colide. Volcanoes can form where there is stretching and thinning of the earths crust in the interiors of plates. A volcano is concidered active if it has erupted in the last 600 years.
Mt. Vesuvius: Pyroclastic Flow & Tsunami.mov