Mt. Vesuvius 1631

Mount Vesuvius spewed a deadly cloud of Tephra and gases, also ejecting molten rock. Pulverized pumice and hot ash spread toward cities below at a dangerously fast rate. Several Roman settlements were obliterated and buried underneath ash fall deposits, well known being Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The total citizens living in the cities were 16,000–20,000; the remains of about 1,500 people have been found at Pompeii and Herculaneum, but the overall death toll is still unknown. the two cities were buried under ash and pyroclastic flows.

Two cities were affected by Mount Vesuvius, however, volcanoes can affect statewide conjunctions or just a hillside. It depends on how long a Volcano has been active. mount Vesuvius was active for over 10 years, but no one thought anything of it.

The ash weathered buildings and homes, and also deposited harsh chemicals and gasses down to Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption from the volcano eroded many structures and property.

Pompeii and Herculaneum will recover using primary succession. old soil and debris were still left in the broken down cities. it took a very long time for the cities to recover after this disaster, but using primary succession helped it start to get back on its feet.

People in these 2 cities were very suprised that mount vesuvius erupted. it started erupting days earlier, but the citizens ignored the warnings. if they had taken tese warnings seriously, they could've has time to evacuate. it had been 10 years since vesuvius had last erupted, so people were in disbelief that the volcano would actually erupt.

I chose mount Vesuvius because I always liked hearing about the stories from Pompeii. We learned a little about this last year, so when I saw the choice of mount Vesuvius I immediately picked that. I like how it happened over 300 years ago and Pompeii is still not the same as it was in 1631.


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