August 24, 2011

August 24: Vesuvius Erupts, 79 AD

When Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the destruction was devastating. Whole towns were wiped out. The temperatures may have reached 500 degrees Celsius. Could it happen again?

Read article here.

Pictured: Depiction of the eruption of Vesuvius by Michael Wutky, painted about 1780.

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