Mount Vesuvius – The Active Volcano


As revealed by Cermak, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius is one of the most significant historical phenomena among the recently experienced natural disasters. It is important to note that, this event, as described by Cermak, was one of the most deadly eruptions. More specifically, the eruption was accompanied by extraordinary components of normal eruptions like intense smoke and flames of fire. As Cermak puts it, the eruption of the mountain was accompanied by extraordinary smoke and flames of fire, whose intensity was the most destructive ever experienced. This was evidenced by the explosion blowing off the crater; making the lava to spread an area of more than 100 miles away.

Director of Mount Vesuvius (DMV). Vesuvius eruption of world’s most famous volcano competes for attention with the war in Italy. (1944, April 17). Life, 16(1), 16-128.

As reported in this magazine, the eruption of Mt Vesuvius has acquired the title of ‘The World’s Most Famous Volcano’. This is because; the occurrence was one of a tremendous natural phenomenon in Italy, which was accompanied by the most remarkable unique effects. For instance, the eruption, as described in the magazine exploded unexpectedly with very violent explosions; resulting into blowing off the crater. As further explained in the magazine, this event destroyed more than five cities within the Gulf of Naples; killing many people and destroying properties. Generally, the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius as explained in this magazine has alarmed most of the regions where there are live volcanoes.

Furgang, K. (2002). Mount Vesuvius: Europe’s mighty volcano smoke and ash (volcanoes of the world). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Furgang focuses on the intensity of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the Gulf of Naples which caused a lot of destruction in various Italian cities. Basically, this book emphasizes on the unpredictive nature of the eruption despite showing signs of eruption. More importantly, Furgang outlines this eruption as one the most violent eruptions witnessed in the contemporary society. Generally, according to Furgang, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius created a lot of tension among the people within the Gulf of Naples as most of the cities around the region were destroyed. By so doing, the people lived under tension of any other eruption on the mountain, as the first one was still unpredictable.

Hamilton, W. (1907). An account of the late eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Letter from the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton K.B.F.R.S. to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P.R.S., 1(6), 731-116.

As revealed in this letter, Hamilton describes the eruption event to his ally, Banks, quite precisely, and its accompanying consequences in the entire country. In this case, Hamilton brings into focus the way the eruption was not precisely predictable in terms of its specific time of erupting. More specifically, Hamilton describes the Eruption of Vesuvius as being a late event whose occurrence left many in sorrow. He describes it as a unique event in the world history due to its lateness in eruption and its massive destruction of property and causing many deaths along the Gulf of Naples. Generally, Hamilton emphasizes on the eruption as the most disastrous natural calamities in the entire country.

The National Geographic Society of the United States (NGSUS). (1906, May 10). The eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The National Geographic Magazine, 17(1), 272.

According to this magazine, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius alarmed the world greatly. As depicted in the magazine, the event was one of the most deadly natural disasters due to its un-predictiveness. More specifically, the event occurred without people being aware of it resulting in causing many deaths and destruction of property. It is important to note that, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius was accorded with the highest number of deaths resulting from volcanic eruptions in the world. By so doing, the event captured world’s attention; in which it acted as a warning to those regions in areas where the volcanic mountains show sign of erupting again.

Source by Alice