CLMR

!! HIATUS !! french - 20's - history lover - movies - tv-shows - fashion - architecture - drawings and shipping - I use this blog to post my ridiculous graphics and texts or reblog nice posts

history meme: 02/02 natural disasters | Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD

In the year of 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted in one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions in European history. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet.
Mount Vesuvius spawned a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 km (20.5 miles), spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing.[2] The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic flows. An estimated 16,000 people died from the eruption. [x]

9 months ago 336 notes
  1. highfunctioningmelancholy reblogged this from mythaelogy
  2. bellsamy reblogged this from thenicojesus
  3. dromedatonks reblogged this from lyannastarlc
  4. holyrussianwhizkid reblogged this from targaryaens
  5. emrysdracarys reblogged this from jamiefrassr
  6. jamiefrassr reblogged this from mythaelogy
  7. chiplambert reblogged this from goldenshroud
  8. clocktwerkangel reblogged this from thenicojesus
  9. martinrvstuff reblogged this from goldenshroud
  10. yellowmoonstone reblogged this from goldenshroud
  11. thenicojesus reblogged this from goldenshroud
  12. elenafisher reblogged this from goldenshroud
  13. goldenshroud reblogged this from mythaelogy
  14. coniectanea reblogged this from mythaelogy
  15. lyannastarlc reblogged this from mythaelogy
  16. targaryaens reblogged this from mythaelogy
  17. hnrywnter reblogged this from mythaelogy
  18. mythaelogy reblogged this from wolfinlionskingdom
  19. dont-believe-in-fairytales reblogged this from thesacredfireoflove
  20. nattyrell reblogged this from eschecter
  21. eschecter reblogged this from thesacredfireoflove
  22. aldoclemens reblogged this from wolfinlionskingdom
  23. wolfinlionskingdom reblogged this from thesacredfireoflove
  24. thesacredfireoflove reblogged this from marthajefferson
  25. anoilcabernet reblogged this from marthajefferson
  26. afiretodestroy reblogged this from marthajefferson
  27. fashionablyrahl reblogged this from marthajefferson
  28. gorinboi reblogged this from marthajefferson
  29. sherolcked reblogged this from islamaritn