The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A

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When did the eruption of Mount Vesuvius occur?

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred in 79 A.D.

What time of day did Mount Vesuvius explode?

Mount Vesuvius exploded at around midday.

Who witnessed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius?

Pliny, his mother, and his uncle Pliny the Elder witnessed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

How far did the cloud of dust and ash spread?

The cloud of dust and ash spread tens of kilometers into the atmosphere and covered a huge area to the south of the volcano.

What did Pliny's mother point out to him?

A cloud of unusual size and appearance rising up from Mount Vesuvius

How would you describe the appearance of the cloud?

Like a pine tree with a long trunk and branches

What caused the area to the south of the volcano to be covered in darkness?

The spreading cloud of dust and ash

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