Did you Know?
Mount Vesuvius is still known as one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world.
More than half a million people live in the vicinity of the volcano today. Some suggest that they would not have more than three days’ notice to be evacuated should Vesuvius erupt again. The last serious eruption was in 1944, since then Vesuvius has remained dormant. To protect those living near Vesuvius the volcano is now kept under constant observation.
Volcanic eruptions are unpredictable, but modern technology can register some of the indications that suggest increased risk.