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Vesuvius volcano
Stratovolcano 1281 m
Italy, 40.82°N / 14.43°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Vesuvius volcano eruptions:
1796 - 1822, 1824 - 1834, 1835 - 1839, 1841 - 16 February 1850, 1854 - 1855, 1855 - 1861, 1864 - 1868, 1870 - 1872, 1875 - 1906, 1913 - 4 April 1944
Typical eruption style:
Mainly explosive. I detail, Vesuvius has 4 typical types of eruptions:
1. Plinian (such as the 79 AD Pompeii eruption): extremely large explosive eruptions producing several to several tens of cubic km of magma in a very short time.
2. Sub-Plinian explosive eruptions (such as the 1631 eruption). They are similar in style, but smaller than true Plinian events.
3. Strombolian and Vulcanian eruptions (several examples during the 1631-1944 period, e.g. 1906 and 1944). Such eruptions produce local heavy tephra falls, small pyroclastic flows, as well as large fire fountains and lava flows.
4. The smallest, but most frequent type of activity observed at Vesuvius is persistent Strombolian to Hawaiian-style activity that prevailed during much of the period between 1631 and 1944. This activity is usually limited to the central crater, and sometimes to flank vents. Lava flows and lava fountains have been frequently observed during such periods of activity.
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 11:58
Ash and steam cloud rising from Vesuvius on 12 July 2017 (image: Irpinianews.it)
During the past days, visitors to Naples could have thought that Vesuvius volcano was in plain eruption as a huge plume of smoke and steam rose over the Bay of Naples. ...more [read all]
Sun, 23 Dec 2012, 09:41
Join the walking & study trip to Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei, Pompeii, Stromboli, Vulcano, Lipari, Etna
Wed, 8 Mar 2006, 16:07

These days, Vesuvius is in the news AGAIN, with headlines such as: "Vesuvius Due for Giant Eruption -The next eruption of Europe's biggest volcano could come as early as next year and could be a doozie. ..."

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