Eruption of Vesuvius (8/10)

Arguably the most iconic and harrowing natural disaster to have ever occurred, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the subsequent destruction on now infamous locations such as Pompeii have found themselves as staple parts of our history, even two thousand years into the future. Similarly to Tarawara, such destruction is only made to seem worse when stacked next to all of the frankly obvious signs that something was building up. Examples such as the fact that the sea in the Bay of Naples began to boil prior to the eruption, the increasing amount of tremouring in the area and the reality that most animals fled the city days before Vesuvius erupted indicates that the signs were there to warn the Romans of the coming disaster. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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