Activity Within Naples Supervolcano Stirs Concern Among Experts


Scientists warn an eruption at Campi Flegrei near Naples would be catastrophic for 1.5 million people in the region.

The following article, written by Lydia Smith, appears on The Independent. 

Naples’ supervolcano is reaching ‘dangerous’ levels

Scientists have discovered a “hot zone” feeding a supervolcano near Naples in southern Italy, prompting fears it is nearing eruption.

Campi Flegrei, a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples, last erupted centuries ago and has been quiet since the 1980s, when the movement of magma into the volcano’s shallow chamber caused a series of small earthquakes.

Continue reading at The Independent. 

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