The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 787 AD

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 787 AD has been classified as either a Subplinian or a Strombolian eruption. The event took place in Autumn and Winter. Reportedly, the lava flows were “6 miles long”.

The main textual sources that contain information about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 787 AD are as follows:

1 – Gregorio Monaco, manuscript in Greek, University of Messina library. [1]

2 – Paul the Deacon (Paulus Diaconus/Cassinensis) (c.720-799)

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References;

An Overview of the History of Mount Vesuvius

1 – Chronology of Vesuvius’ activity from A.D. 79 to 1631 based on archeomagnetism of lavas and historical sources

2 – Mount Vesuvius: 2000 years of volcanological observations

3 – Vesuvius Before the 1631 Eruption

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