Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts

Plan comes 2,000 years after notorious eruption and amid increasing seismic activity

Almost 2,000 years after the most notorious volcanic eruption in human history, authorities in Pompeii have discussed a new evacuation plan in case Mount Vesuvius erupts again.

Under the plan, which was discussed after a recent increase in seismic activity, people living in and around the town on the Italian coast would be evacuated to Sardinia by boat.

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