The animals began fleeing the area.
There were earthquakes throughout the region.
The sky darkened and there was a smell of sulfer.
No, there were no previous eruptions.
Yes, they would have known about two earlier catastrophic eruptions that wiped out entire populations.
No, previous eruptions were so different and insignificant that the information would have been meaningless.
More dangerous. Being dormant for a long time combined with building seismic activity is a sign of disaster.
Less dangerous. Being dormant for a long time actually decreases the pressure inside the volcano and lessened the power of the eruption.
Neither. Being dormant for a long time has no affect on the size of the eruption.
No, the winds make little difference to volcanic eruptions.
No, the force of the eruption was so powerful that nothing was going to stop it.
Yes, the wind would have blown the volcanos debris out over the bay and it would have caused less damage.
Mt. Vesuvius erupted several times causing lava to flow through the city and turn it to ashes.
Mt. Vesuvius produced large size boulders that crushed and covered the city.
Mt. Vesuvius eruption cloud dropped hot gas and ashes covering the city.
Only 10 people survived.
Almost everyone survived.
No one survived.