Mercato eruption

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The Mercato eruption (Pomici di Mercato) of Mount Vesuvius refers to a Plinian-type eruption that occurred around 8,010 ± 40 14C yr BP (8,890 ± 90 cal yr BP)[1] and is estimated to have had a Volcanic explosivity index (VEI) of 5.[2] The eruption was preceded by 7000 years of rest and followed by about 4000 years of rest.[3]

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  1. Andronico D, Calderoni G, Cioni R, Sbrana A, Sulpizio R, Santacroce R (1995). "Geological map of Somma-Vesuvius volcano". Period Mineral. 64: 77–78. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Elena Zanella, Roberto Sulpizio, Lucia Gurioli and Roberto Lanza. "Temperatures of the pyroclastic density currents deposits emplaced in the last 22 kyr at Somma–Vesuvius (Italy)". <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

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