This is an image of Mt. Vesuvius.
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Image courtesy of: Dr. Boris Behncke
Mt. Vesuvius is located near Naples, Italy, in a region where the African plate meets the Eurasian plate.
Mt. Vesuvius is famous for a violent eruption in ad 79 which destroyed the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
Since then Mt. Vesuvius has erupted many times, including a violent eruption in 1631. The last major eruption occured in 1944.
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