Vesuvius, Pompeii

Daniel Hagness,  James Morris, Tom Cooper

Mt Vesuvius is a volcano located at the famous site of Pompeii. The first recorded eruption was on the 24th of August, 79 AD when it destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii and its’ sister city of Herculaneum. Records from the 24th of August, 79 AD told us that a huge earthquake happened before Mt Vesuvius erupted. Eye witness, Pliny the younger, a Roman Administrator and poet, recorded the event and tells us that after the earthquake Mt Vesuvius opened up and clouds of ash came out covering the sky, he also said that it looked like a pine tree the way the ash went up to the sky. It had continued to erupt every 100 years until the year 1037 AD. Vesuvius stayed dormant for the next 600 years. The next recorded eruption was in 1631 when it killed 4000 unsuspecting inhabitants. Its last recorded eruption was in 1944.


6 responses to this post.

  1. How long did each eruption go for and did they get better or worse after every year?
    Katie and Lisa


    • there is no reported evidence saying how long each eruption went for but to be honest who would in there right mind would stay to watch an eruption and time it with a stop watch? it’s just an estimation and knowing if they got worse or better over the years is something unknown because when an eruption happens people would just run
      Daniel, James, Tom


  2. Map
    Comment: very descriptive
    Suggestions for improvement: The second map is not very clear

    Description of Disaster
    Comment: very detailed description
    Suggestions for improvement:
    Could be made simpler

    Explanation of plate boundary near disaster
    Comment: Good map
    Suggestions for improvement: Needs more information

    Overall impression
    Comment:Good and trust worthy
    Suggestions for improvement: More information on the plate boundarys

    MARK 6 /10

    Lisa and Katie 🙂


    • We are just curious. For the description of the disaster are we not supposed to add detail so that the target audience is provided with a detailed and soficticated answer. You were contradicting yourself when you said that the second map was not clear and then for the plate boundaries near disaster you marked it as good. In what way does the map need more information and in what way does this site deserve 6/10


  3. Map: Descriptive with relevant information. Could include a map of the world, labelling where the disaster is located in the world.

    Description of disaster: Relevant information covered. Could set it out so it is easier to understand.

    Explanation of plate boundary: Basic picture, but could be enlarged and labelled better.

    Overall impression: Satisfactory and trustworthy website. Needs more information on effects and aftereffects of the disaster and what caused the eruptions.

    Marking: 6.5/10
    From Sichuan Earthquake group


    • ok, with the map comment you left, look at the bottom map, thats where the location of the disaster is, look for the red arrow around italy,


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