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Prior Earthquake Damage in Pompeii

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In his Second Letter to Tacitus, Pliny the Younger describes the impact of prior earthquakes on the people of Pompeii (before the massive Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD):

There had been tremors for many days previously, a common occurrence in Campagnia and no cause for panic.

About 16 or 17 years before the eruption which destroyed Herculaneum and Pompeii, a major earthquake shook Campagnia. This image depicts damage inflicted on a Pompeii building as a result of that prior earthquake.


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Image, and information, online courtesy "Explore Italian Volcanoes."

 

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