• Mount Vesuvius - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 79. The active cone is the high peak on the left side; the smaller one on the right is part of the Somma caldera wall. Highest point Elevation 1,281 m (4,203 ft) Prominence 1,232 m (4,042 ft) Coordinates 40°49′N 14°26′E  /  40.817°N 14.433°E  / 40.817; 14.433 Coordinates ...
  • Vesuvius | Facts, Location, & Eruptions | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/place/Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius (Vesuvio), active volcano near Naples, Italy, famous for its eruption in 79 CE that destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum. Scientific study of the volcano began in the late 18th century. Read here to learn more about Mount Vesuvius.
  • Mount Vesuvius, Italy: Map, Facts, Eruption Pictures, Pompeii

    geology.com/volcanoes/vesuvius Mount Vesuvius Introduction. Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and has produced some of the continent's largest volcanic eruptions.Located on Italy's west coast, it overlooks the Bay and City of Naples and sits in the crater of the ancient Somma volcano.
  • Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii: Facts & History | Live Science

    www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum ...
  • Mount Vesuvius - Tours and Day Trips to Vesuvius

    www.visitpompeiivesuvius.com/en/vesuvius Getting to Mount Vesuvius. You can reach the Mount Vesuvius National Park by car or with one of the bus services from Pompeii or Herculaneum. If you are arriving by car, take the A3 Napoli-Salerno highway to the Torre del Greco or Herculaneum exit, and follow the signs for Vesuvio.At 800 meters above sea level, there is an unstaffed parking area that costs EUR 5 for all day.
  • Mount Vesuvius eruption turned man’s brain to glass ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/23/glass-brains-vesuvius Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples in Italy, pictured on Feb. 24. The volcano's eruption in A.D. 79 turned the remains of one victim’s brain into glass, Italian researchers say.
  • Mount Vesuvius research: Eruption didn’t vaporize victims ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/23/vesuvius-eruption-victims-research The Mount Vesuvius eruption didn’t ‘vaporize’ victims; it baked and suffocated them New research sheds light on the ancient volcano in Italy and on those in the path of its fiery torrent
  • Pompeii, Italy: Mount Vesuvius Eruption & Facts - HISTORY

    www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/pompeii Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the
  • Mount Vesuvius erupts - HISTORY

    www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vesuvius-erupts The ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum thrived near the base of Mount Vesuvius at the Bay of Naples. In the time of the early Roman Empire, 20,000 people lived in Pompeii, including ...
  • What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today ...

    science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/mount-vesuvius.htm When it comes to Italy's Mount Vesuvius, ­it isn't a question of if it erupts but when. Ge­ologists and volcanologists who study the volcano readily concede that Mount Vesuvius is overdue for an explosion [source: Fraser].For that reason, the Vesuvius Observatory monitors seismic activity, gas emissions and other indicators 24 hours a day to know at the earliest point when it may blow.