Mount Vesuvius

By: Mia N. & Jacqueline C.

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of italy. It it known for it's eruption in A.D 79 that destroyed the city of Pompeii.

Date of eruption

Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, AD 79.

Cause of Eruption

The eruption was triggered by a foreboding of a series of violent earthquakes.

Lots of people died..

Mount Vesuvius eruption (has) caused approximately 25,000 deaths.

Countries That were affected.

Only the territory in italy called Campania was affected by the 79 eruption of Vesuvius. You see, there were no countries in the area at the time. It was all the Roman Empire.

Interesting facts

  • Mount Vesuvius is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
  • When mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D 79 barring the roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum its spewed 1.5 million tons of lava per second like shooting out 250.000 fully grown elephants each second and letting them fall through the air.
  • Mount Vesuvius damaged Pompeii which was destroyed in A.D 79.

Environmental impact/dameges

Mount vesuvius damaged pompeii which was destroyed in A.D 79.

Economic impact

To repair all the damage was 200,899,456 to fix all the damage.