Mount Vesuvius

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Noun1.Mount Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coastMount Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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The key focus of our investigation was how tectonic processes create distinctive landscapes; for example the caldera of Campi Flegri or the Monte Somma of Mt Vesuvius.
Its distinctive double-humped silhouette features two volcanic cones--the still-rumbling Vesuvius and its extinct cousin, Monte Somma.
The four species have an amazing propensity to form twins such as those of sodalite from Monte Somma, hauyne from Mendig in the Eifel District, and nosean from the Alban Hills shown in Figures 6-8, respectively.