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Vesuvius (Latin Vesuvius, owned Vesuvio) - one of the most famous volcanoes in the mainland of Europe, located in Italy, the Apennine Peninsula, the Gulf of Naples.
Vesuvius is one of the five most dangerous volcanoes in the world. The beginnings of his activity dates back to the period prior to about 16 thousand years.
The best period of heightened volcanic activity were the years 1631-1872. According to recent measurements, their altitude is 1281 meters above sea level, the depth of the crater - 230 meters, diameter - 550-650 m. The present cone is located on the caldera formed during the explosion of 79.
Age of the oldest rocks of Vesuvius is determined by about 200 thousand years. The most famous is the explosion, which occurred on 24 August 79, which destroyed cities: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia. The last big eruption was recorded on 13 March 1944.
Slopes of Mount Vesuvius are from 5 June 1995 under a comprehensive conservation as a national park. It aims not only to protect its living plants and animals species and unique in Europe as well as geological formations and archaeological sites, traditional methods of economic use slopes of the volcano.
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  • Copyright: Iwona Gaweska (IGU) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 26] (151)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2003-05-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/4.8, 1/1000 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-06 10:18
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