Mount Vesuvius

By: Terrell and Kiaja


Height: Mount Vesuvius is a volcano that has a height of 4,203' or 1,281m.

Active or Dormant: Mount Vesuvius is still considered an active volcano it's last eruption was in 1944.

Major eruption dates: The most famous eruption was in 79 A.D. but scientist have speculated that this eruption was nothing compared to the eruptions before this. This particular volcano has erupted 79 times but its most notably eruption was in 79 A.D. Its last eruption was in 1944.

Historic Data

As far as historic data goes Mount Vesuvius erupted 79 times and had a wide spread ash cloud that encased everything it got to. People now are still believing that Vesuvius's first eruption was in 79 A.D. It was noted that in the 79 A.D. eruption there were about 2000 survivors but, the very next day there was another eruption that killed everyone in an instant. It was said that when rain mixed with the ash clouds it formed sort of a concrete barrier preserving the city. Some people to this day still believe that there are villages buried underneath the ground from pompeii's eruption.