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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 116. Chapters: 1955 Hawaiian submarine eruption, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Armero tragedy, Augustine Volcano, Bezymianny, Cerro Azul (Chile volcano), Colima (volcano), Colo (volcano), Cotopaxi, Dona Juana, Eldfell, El Chichon, Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 116. Chapters: 1955 Hawaiian submarine eruption, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Armero tragedy, Augustine Volcano, Bezymianny, Cerro Azul (Chile volcano), Colima (volcano), Colo (volcano), Cotopaxi, Dona Juana, Eldfell, El Chichon, Galeras, Galeras tragedy, Galunggung, Hekla, Katla volcano, Kelud, Kharimkotan, Ksudach, Kuchinoerabu Island, Lassen Peak, La Soufriere (volcano), List of large volcanic eruptions of the 20th Century, Manam, Mayon Volcano, Mount Agung, Mount Awu, Mount Hudson, Mount Lamington, Mount Merapi, Mount Pelee, Mount Pinatubo, Mount Redoubt, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Spurr, Mount Unzen, Mount Vesuvius, Nevado del Ruiz, Novarupta, Paricutin, Rabaul caldera, Sakura Island, Santa Maria (volcano), Shiveluch, Soufriere Hills, Surtsey, Taal Volcano, Tori-shima (Izu Islands). Excerpt: Mount Vesuvius (Italian: , Latin: ) is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure. Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus. Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. Vesuvius has a long historic and literary tradition. It was considered a divinity of the Genius type at the time of the eruption of 79 AD: it appears under the inscribed name Vesuvius as a serpent in the decorative frescos of many lararia, or household shrines, surviving from Pompeii. An inscription from Capua to IOVI VESVVIO indicates that he was worshipped as a power of Jupiter; that is, Jupiter Vesuvius. The historian Diodorus Siculus relates a tradition that Hercules, in the performance of his labors, passed through the country of nearby Cumae on his way to Sicily and found there a place called "t


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 116. Chapters: 1955 Hawaiian submarine eruption, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Armero tragedy, Augustine Volcano, Bezymianny, Cerro Azul (Chile volcano), Colima (volcano), Colo (volcano), Cotopaxi, Dona Juana, Eldfell, El Chichon, Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 116. Chapters: 1955 Hawaiian submarine eruption, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Armero tragedy, Augustine Volcano, Bezymianny, Cerro Azul (Chile volcano), Colima (volcano), Colo (volcano), Cotopaxi, Dona Juana, Eldfell, El Chichon, Galeras, Galeras tragedy, Galunggung, Hekla, Katla volcano, Kelud, Kharimkotan, Ksudach, Kuchinoerabu Island, Lassen Peak, La Soufriere (volcano), List of large volcanic eruptions of the 20th Century, Manam, Mayon Volcano, Mount Agung, Mount Awu, Mount Hudson, Mount Lamington, Mount Merapi, Mount Pelee, Mount Pinatubo, Mount Redoubt, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Spurr, Mount Unzen, Mount Vesuvius, Nevado del Ruiz, Novarupta, Paricutin, Rabaul caldera, Sakura Island, Santa Maria (volcano), Shiveluch, Soufriere Hills, Surtsey, Taal Volcano, Tori-shima (Izu Islands). Excerpt: Mount Vesuvius (Italian: , Latin: ) is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure. Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus. Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. Vesuvius has a long historic and literary tradition. It was considered a divinity of the Genius type at the time of the eruption of 79 AD: it appears under the inscribed name Vesuvius as a serpent in the decorative frescos of many lararia, or household shrines, surviving from Pompeii. An inscription from Capua to IOVI VESVVIO indicates that he was worshipped as a power of Jupiter; that is, Jupiter Vesuvius. The historian Diodorus Siculus relates a tradition that Hercules, in the performance of his labors, passed through the country of nearby Cumae on his way to Sicily and found there a place called "t

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