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The eruption quickly killed those caught in its intense wake.
10 October, 2018
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- The eruption occurred in the year 79 A.D.
- New research suggests the people of the town of Herculaneum were killed nearly instantly by intense heat
- According to recent findings, the victims' blood boiled, and their soft tissues were vaporized.
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Residents of Herculaneum found in a "life-like" stance, rather than curled up, indicates near-instant death.
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First Phase (Surge 1)
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