Mount Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano

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Overall Summary: Mount Vesuvius is the most famous volcano in history for it eruption in 79 A.D. It is a stratovolcano located in the Gulf of Naples which is in Campania, Italy. It is 4,203 feet tall and 17,000 years old. Its most famous eruption was in 79 A.D. It was a dormant volcano and it suddenly and unexpectedly erupted and it destroyed the city of Pompeii within the next 25 hours. The volcano launched a 10-mile giant cloud of ash and pumice rocks. This ash and smoke was the main reason why many people died in Pompeii. It made people suffocate on it and it also might have made them have asthma or some other kind of lung disease. One positive effect Vesuvius did have for the environment of Pompeii is that it increased land area which…show more content…
Volcano ash is fertile due to their non-crystalline mineral content that reacts favorably with growing organic matter. The land surface is increased because of the periodic cash flows that filled in the sea.

Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius is one of the most famous volcanoes in history. Almost everybody has heard about its infamous eruption in 79 AD that killed almost 2,000 people and covered them in ash and dust. It’s so famous there is a song written about it. (Bastille - Pompeii) When this famous eruption occurred, it launched a ten mile mushroom cloud of ash and pumice and wiped out the entire city of Pompeii in 25
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Helens or Louwella-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It last erupted on July 10, 2008, but is most famous for its eruption in 1980 which killed more than 57 people and killed thousand of animals. It cause about a billion US dollars to repair. Mount St. Helens is famous for its 1980 eruption. It is one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. It is located in Skamania County, Washington which is south of Seattle, Washington and it is 8,336 feet tall. These people died due to being exposed to the hot ash the volcano produced and inhaling it which asphyxiated

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