eruption of vesuvius

Events

Start of eruption

August 24th, 79 AD 12:30 pm

Clouds of gas shoot up in the sky 20 km

August 24th, 79 AD 2:00pm

The volcanic ash turned day to night

August 24th, 79 AD 2:30pm

People go towards the beach hoping to escape but it is blocked

August 24th, 79 AD 3:00pm

People started choking due to the toxic air

August 24th, 79 AD 3:00pm - August 24th, 79 AD

The volume of ash rapidly increased

August 24th, 79 AD 5:00pm

Pumice and other debri falls

August 24th, 79 AD 5:00pm

Crassius realized he couldn't remain in his living quarters

August 24th, 79 AD 5:30pm

Crassius leads his group to the barrel vault

August 24th, 79 AD 5:45pm

Streets, roads and buildings get covered in ash and collapse

August 24th, 79 AD 6:00pm

Debri continues to fill the streets and rising up into buildings

August 25th, 79 AD 12:00am

Crassius and his group survive the first 12 hours of the eruption

August 25th, 79 AD 12:00am

The town chokes and suffocates

August 25th, 79 AD 12:30am

The ash cloud reaches 30 km

August 25th, 79 AD 12:45am

Crassius and his group choke and suffocate in the barrel vault

August 25th, 79 Ad 2:00am