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Had the eruption taken place on any other day, the people of Pompeii might have stood a better chance of escape

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Had the eruption taken place on any other day, the people of Pompeii might have stood a better chance of escape. Usually the wind blew in a southwesterly direction, which would have blown the column out over the Bay of Naples. But on that day, the wind was blowing in a northwesterly direction – straight over Pompeii.

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