By Ruby Thomson
This disaster was the huge it was the MT Vesuvius eruption it has been one of the biggest disaster/ eruption that had happened the eruption was on the 24th of august 79 AD. The eruption effected the two cities Herculaneum and Pompeii the one that is most common that you will hear is Pompeii because it was the most effected.
Mt Vesuvius is located on the west coast of Italy by the city Naples since there was no Naples back when the eruption happened the cities were Pompeii and Herculaneum and they were both badly effected. 16,000 people died in the 79 AD eruption in Pompeii and there are still body's being found and there would of been more body's from Herculaneum.
What caused it?
what cause this big eruption was that that over the years the magma chamber had gathered up a whole lot of pressure and as it made its way up the volcano. The pressure on on the land caused several earthquakes through out the day leading up to the eruption.What cause it was just nature working.
The effects it had
The effect it had was huge as it was one of the biggest eruptions in history. The effects it had was massive no one survived the eruptions from both Herculaneum and Pompeii. Everything was destroyed from buildings to environment nothing in these two cities are the the same as it was nothing survived.
what happened to the environment?
What happened to the environment was a big impacted all plants and anything living in it died from the pyroclastic flow . pyroclastic flow is a huge cloud of hot ash and rock when mt Vesuvius erupted it had pyroclastic flow it had six waves of it. So the impact was huge as it covered everything including people.
Mt Vesuvius is one of the deadliest eruptions that had ever happened in history.
Mt Vesuvius is still active and it has a twenty year cycle the last eruption was in 1944.
The ruins of Pompeii is visited by 2.6 million people per year
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