The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 991 AD

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 991 AD was reported as having an “Earthquake and explosive eruption (“…erupting flames and vomiting ashes …”)”. [1] The eruption may be classified as a subplinian or violent strombolian eruption.

The source for this eruption is:

Pompeo Sarnelli, Cronologia dei Vescovi et Arcivescovi Sipontini, 1730, pg.112.

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Complete List of Vesuvian Eruptions

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

2 – Vesuvius Before the 1631 Eruption

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