Today is Volcano day – over 1900 years after Pompeii

Dr. Erik Klemetti is reporting from Pompeii.

The eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii – and lead Pliny to write his Letters that birthed volcanology occurred (at least we think) on August 24, 79 A.D. So, eat some olives in memory of those who perished over 1,900 years ago – and hope that Naples is prepared the next time Vesuvius rumbles so that we don’t repeat “Volcano Day”.

Pompeii victim:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/ancient/images/sw/pompeii-victim-50657432-sw.jpg

Photo: Cast of Pompeii victim

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