2019 eruption of Mt Vesuvius
VEI 5 eruption (USGS)

Vesuvius erupting
Volcano Mt Vesuvius
Date March 10th, 2019
Time 1745 UTC
Eruption type Plinian
Location Italy
Fatalities 5435 deaths, 15,245 injuries
Damages $689 million (2019 USD)
Other impacts Pyroclasts destroyed the nearby Naples, and buried the city in 2 meters of ash and volcanic rubble

The 2019 eruption of Mt Vesuvius was a violent Plinian eruption, which was later rated as a VEI 5 by the USGS. It began on March 10th, and lasted until March 19th, causing 5435 deaths, 15,245 injuries, and $689 million in damages as a result.

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