Eruption of Mount Vesuvius 79 AD



Y/M/D Description Place
0079/08/24 After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, pushing a 10-mile cloud of ash and pumice into the atmosphere. Mount Vesuvius, Campania
0079/08/25 Over 12 hours, 14 to 17 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stones up to 3 inches in diameter bury the city of Pompeii. While thousands to flee for their lives, about 2,000 people shelter in Pompeii. Pompeii, Campania
0079/08/25 A cloud of toxic gas from Mount Vesuvius suffocates Pompeii before a flood of ash and rock bury the structures. House of the Vettii, Pompeii
0079/08/25 Gaius Plinius Secundus dies in Stabia, Roman Empire, from either asphyxiation from toxic fumes or cardiovascular issues during the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He may have taken refuge in one of the villas in Stabia. Archaeological Excavations of Stabia, Castellammare di Stabia
0079/08/25 A westerly wind temporarily shields Herculaneum from the Mount Vesuvius eruption before then a cloud of gas and hot ash engulfs the city, asphyxiating and burning the inhabitants. A flood of volcanic mud and rock will bury the city. Herculaneum, Ercolano
0079/08/25 Villa Poppaea is buried under a flood of volcanic ash, mud and rock. Villa Poppaea, Torre Annunziata
0079/08/25 Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco in Stabiae, today Castellammare di Stabia, are damaged by the eruption of Vesuvius. Archaeological Excavations of Stabia, Castellammare di Stabia

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