Vesuvius Timeline

Events

Vesuvius Eruption Period

August 24, 79 CE - August 24, 0079

Tremors

August 24, 79 CE - August 24, 0079

Cloud Warning

August 24, 79 CE 12:00

Pliny The Elder Goes to Investigate Smoke

August 24, 79 CE 12:10

Letter from Rectina

August 24, 79 CE 12:30

Lava and Fire from Vesuvius

August 24, 79 CE 1:00 pm - August 25, 0079

Arrival at Stabiae

August 24, 79 CE 1:00 pm

Ashes and Pumice start to fall

August 24, 79 CE 1:30 pm

Pomponianus Saved

August 24, 79 CE 1:41 pm

Leaves safety of house

August 24, 79 CE 3:00 pm

Pliny the Elder Dies

August 24, 79 CE 5:00 pm