|VEI 5 eruption (USGS)|
|Date||March 10th, 2019|
|Fatalities||5435 deaths, 15,245 injuries|
|Damages||$689 million (2019 USD)|
|Other impacts||Pyroclasts destroyed the nearby Naples, and buried the city in 2 meters of ash and volcanic rubble|
The 2019 eruption of Mt Vesuvius was a violent Plinian eruption, which was later rated as a VEI 5 by the USGS. It began on March 10th, and lasted until March 19th, causing 5435 deaths, 15,245 injuries, and $689 million in damages as a result.
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