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Description A map showing the cities and towns affected by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The general shape of the ash and cinder fall (see w:en:pyroclast) is shown by the dark area to the southeast of Mt Vesuvius. (P.S. It seems strange to show the modern day English names for the two bodies of water - I am open to suggestions). This map shows lines and uses the Mercator projection (although that is not important on a map of this scale). North is, as usual, at the top of the map.
Date October 2007
Source Own work
Author MapMaster


This map is intended to show the general distribution of (airborne) ash punice, and other particles. I built the map from descriptions of the event as well as these maps:

  • Luongo, Giuseppe; Perrotta, Annamaria; Scarpati, Claudio;De Carolis, Ernesto;Patricelli, Giovanni;Ciarallo, Annamaria (2003) " Impact of the AD 79 explosive eruption on Pompeii" in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research v126 pp. 169-200.

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