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  Unique Facts About Europe: Mount Vesuvius
Vesuvius is situated on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometers (six miles) to the east of the city and a short distance inland from the shore.
Mount Vesuvius was regarded by the Greeks and Romans as being sacred to the hero and demigod Hercules/Heracles, and the town of Herculaneum, built at its base, was named after him.
Vesuvius has erupted repeatedly in recorded history, most famously in 79 and subsequently in 472, 512, in 1631, six times in the 18th century, eight times in the 19th century (notably in 1872), and in 1906, 1929, and 1944.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Europeweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Europe36.htm   (1481 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mount Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vesuvius is a distinctive "humpbacked" mountain, consisting of a large cone partially encircled by a large secondary summit, Monte Somma (actually the remains of a huge ancient cone destroyed in a catastrophic eruption, probably the famous one of 79 AD).
Mount Vesuvius was regarded by the Greeks and Romans as being sacred to the hero and demigod
Depiction of the eruption of Vesuvius in 1822.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mount-Vesuvius   (1123 words)

  
 [ whollyshift.info | Mount Vesuvius Resources ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vesuvius is notorious for its destruction of Roman cities of Pompeii 'n Herculaneum in A.D. It has erupted multifarious times since 'n is this minute as different of the max dangerous volcanoes in the universe whereas of the population of 3,000,000[1] mortals instantly breathing adjacent to it 'n its tendency towards explosive eruptions.
Vesuvius is a distinctive "humpbacked" mountain, of a wide cone (Gran Cono) fractionally encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier, 'n primitively lots higher[2] interrelation shouted Monte Somma.
Vesuvius has erupted repeatedly in recorded history, max famously in 79 'n latterly in 472, 512, in 1631, six times in the 18th century, eight times in the 19th century (notably in 1872), 'n in 1906, 1929, 'n 1944.
www.whollyshift.info /Mount_Vesuvius   (3548 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Mount Vesuvius Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius as seen from Pompeii, which was destroyed in the 79 eruption.
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano east of Naples, Italy.
Mount Vesuvius was in ancient times held sacred to the deified hero Hercules, and the town of Herculaneum, built at its base, was named after him.
www.ipedia.com /mount_vesuvius.html   (1620 words)

  
 Vesuvius
Vesuvius is one of the best-known volcanoes in the world and is arguably Europe’s most dangerous volcano.
Vesuvius is a very dangerous volcano because its record of volcanic history suggests that the longer the quiescence period the more violent is the renewal of its activity.
Any attempt to forecast the behaviour of Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei requires a detailed understanding of both the present state of the high-level magma storage systems (well constrained by the extensive geophysical and geochemical monitoring systems already in place) and the geological record of the past (eruptive) behaviour of the volcanoes and their magmatic systems.
www.dur.ac.uk /erupt.geolsci/public/volcanoes/vesuvius.htm   (385 words)

  
 Geotimes - April 2005 - Vesuvius’ next eruption
Nearly 3 million people live in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius, which infamously erupted in A.D. 79, burying the prosperous towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Mount Vesuvius has a varied history, sometimes going thousands of years between eruptions, and sometimes going just a few years.
Thus, he says, determining what is “typical” and likely future behavior at Vesuvius is “exceedingly difficult.” It is those questions that a new model, developed by a team led by Andrea Borgia, a volcanologist at the European Development and Research Agency in Rome, tries to answer.
www.geotimes.org /apr05/NN_Vesuvius.html   (848 words)

  
 Mt. Vesuvius, Mount Vesuvius
Though the inhabitants had been warned by the earlier convulsions of the mountain, so swiftly did destruction come upon them that 18,000 are said to have lost their lives.
On one of the ridges between these radiating valleys an observatory for watching the progress of the volcano was established many years ago by the Neapolitan Government, and is still supported as a national institution.
Palmier, Naples, 1879; Studien über Vulkane und Erdbeben, by J.J.F. Schmidt, 1881; and "The Geology of Monte Somma and Vesuvius," H. Johnstone-Lavis, 1884, in Quart, Journ.
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /V/VES/vesuvius.html   (1324 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mount Vesuvius was in ancient times held to the deified hero Hercules and the town of Herculaneum built at its base was named him.
Since the eruption of 79 Vesuvius has many fits of activity with intervals of It erupted again in 203 during the of the historian Cassius Dio.
In 1631 there was another dreadful eruption Mount Vesuvius which covered with lava most the villages at the foot of the To add to the calamity torrents of water were on this occasion thrown out the volcano producing awful destruction.
www.freeglossary.com /Mount_Vesuvius   (1608 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Mount Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano east of Naples, Italy.
Mount Vesuvius was in ancient times held sacred to the deified hero Hercules, and the town of Herculaneum, built at its base, was named after him.
In 1631 there was another dreadful eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which covered with lava most of the villages at the foot of the mountain.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Mount_Vesuvius   (1679 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius - Italiansrus.com
Mount Vesuvius, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world, is situated just above the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.
On August 24, 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and in the process it buried the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum.
In 1841 on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius construction for the Osservatorio Vesuviano began.
www.italiansrus.com /articles/vesuvius.htm   (524 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Scientists Keep Tabs on Pulse of Mount Vesuvius
A disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1631 was preceded by weeks of tremors and puffs of smoke, yet 4,000 people died when lava and water blew from the crest of the mountain.
Mount Vesuvius is arguably the most recorded volcano in history.
The eruption in 79 AD that buried Pompeii in a sea of mud and ash was described in detail by Pliny the Younger, the Roman senator whose uncle, an admiral, died in a seaborne rescue attempt.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A28032-2004Oct12?language=printer   (1090 words)

  
 geo108
Mount Vesuvius overlooks the densely populated area of towns surrounding the volcano.
Mount Vesuvius is probably the most popular volcano on earth.
Mount Vesuvius is a composite volcano complex composed of a stratavolcano (Mt. Somma) and a younger crater (Mt. Vesuvius).
www.geocities.com /bigwern26/geo108.html?986611578510   (262 words)

  
 Naples Mount Vesuvius Volcano: Mount Vesuvius in Naples Area, Italy IT
Although the Mount Vesuvius volcano, to the east of Naples, has gained a destructive reputation, Mount Vesuvius is actually quite small for a volcano, and stands at only 1,270 metres / 4,200 feet.
Mount Vesuvius is within easy reach of Naples and the area around the volcano has become one of the most densely populated in Italy.
Mount Vesuvius was last heard from in 1944, when a tiny eruption left some visible lava flows and sealed the main fissure, preventing the smoke, that was once a familiar landmark, escaping from the top of Mount Vesuvius.
www.naples.attraction-guides.com /naples_mount.html   (295 words)

  
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On August 24, 79, Mount Vesuvius showered the city of Pompeii with ash, smoke and rock.
Mount Vesuvius is one of the most famous volcanoes on earth.
The basket was filled with the volcanic ash that buried the city when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. When experts X-rayed it, they saw the objects preserved in the ash, which killed thousands of people but kept the town almost intact, providing precious information on domestic life in the ancient world.
www.lycos.com /info/mount-vesuvius--cities.html   (565 words)

  
 Vesuvius Pompeii Naples Italy - Guided tour information from the Amalfi Coast
Vesuvius is the purplish cone near the center of the image with a prominent summit crater and radiating greenish lava flows.
Vesuvius stands in the middle of a much larger and older eroded cone called Mount Somma, about half of which is still visible around the east side of Vesuvius.
The rectangular docks of the port of Naples are visible against the dark water to the upper left of Vesuvius.
www.hotelondaverde.com /vesuvioi.htm   (332 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius, alias “terror and pride of Naples,” situated 12 Km southeast of Naples, on the most familiar feature in the Neapolitan landscape, is one of the smallest active volcanoes in the world (1277 meters; 1202 meters before 1944) but certainly the most famous.
Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano in the continent of Europe.
Mount Vesuvius can be reached by car up to the “Punto Ristoro” where parking space is provided.
www.nsa.naples.navy.mil /gaetamwr/vesuvuis.htm   (625 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Images Of The Day - Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mount Vesuvius is more dangerous than previously thought, says a new study published in the March 21, 2006, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Current emergency evacuation plans for the region around Mount Vesuvius, including Naples, are based on smaller eruption scenarios, but the researchers recommend that a contingency for a larger eruption be developed.
A grey river of lava from an eruption in 1944 is visible on the northern face of the volcano.
www.redorbit.com /images/images-of-the-day/img/11626/mount_vesuvius_naples_italy/index.html   (402 words)

  
 Rick Steves' Europe: Mount Vesuvius and Mount St. Helens
Most of the May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption in the upper valley of the North Fork Toutle River and in the vicinity of Spirit Lake are debris avalanche deposits.
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano within a volcano (Mount Somma), which has its roots in calcareous (limestone) sedimentary rock that, when intruded by magma, produces extremely violent eruptions.
The Mount Vesuvius part of Mount Somma is thought to have been about 3,000 meters high at the time of the A.D. 79 eruption.
www.ricksteves.com /plan/destinations/italy/vesuvius.htm   (607 words)

  
 GEOLOGY OF MOUNT VESUVIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano with an extensive history.
Mount Vesuvius is a deadly and dangerous volcano.
Mount Vesuvius is famous for its eruption of 79 A.D. (as chronicled by Pliny the Younger) that wiped...
www.artquadrat.de /geologyofmountvesuvius-47615   (293 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius (Naples) - Sightseeing International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio, Latin: Mons Vesuvius) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy.
Vesuvius is on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) east of Naples and...
Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-international/mount-vesuvius   (271 words)

  
 Mount Vesuvius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the home page of Mount Vesuvius.
Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 AD around 2 or 3:00 in the afternoon.
Another link you can go to is basic information of Mount Vesuvius.
library.thinkquest.org /03oct/00472/Mt_Vesuvius_home_page.htm   (80 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius is more dangerous than previously thought, says a new study published in the March 21, 2006, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Current emergency evacuation plans for the region around Mount Vesuvius, including Naples, are based on smaller eruption scenarios, but the researchers recommend that a contingency for a larger eruption be developed.
A grey river of lava from an eruption in 1944 is visible on the northern face of the volcano.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17225   (310 words)

  
 Vesuvius, Italy
Vesuvius is famous for the catastrophic eruption in 79 A.D. that buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
This vertical aerial photograph shows Vesuvius (bottom), the steep caldera wall of Somma (middle), dark lava flows from the 1944 eruption (north of Vesuvius, against the wall of Somma), and the slope of the former Somma volcano (top).
In 5960 B.C. and 3580 B.C., Vesuvius had two eruptions that rate among the largest known in Europe.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/img_vesuvius.html   (1083 words)

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