Volcanoes and Earthquakes

What is the most famous volcano?

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy on August 79 C.E. is perhaps the most famous historical volcanic eruption. Vesuvius had been dormant for generations. When it erupted, entire cities were destroyed, including Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum. Pompeii and Stabiae were buried under ashes while Herculaneum was buried under a mud flow.


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