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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:06 pm
 


'Very dangerous' supervolcano under Naples showing signs of reawakening

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 88806.html
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One of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanoes is showing signs of reawakening under the Italian city of Naples.

The Campi Flegrei may be nearing a critical pressure point necessary to drive an eruption for the first time in 500 years, according to scientists.

Researchers say the volcano is moving towards a threshold beyond which rising magma could spark the release of fluids and gases at 10 times the normal rate.

This surge would cause an injection of extremely hot steam into surrounding rocks, Giovanni Chiodini, lead author of the study, told AFP.

“Hydrothermal rocks, if heated, can ultimately lose their mechanical resistance, causing an acceleration towards critical conditions,” he said.

This could ultimately trigger a “very dangerous” eruption for the three million people living in the area.

Since 2005, the Campi Flegrei has been undergoing “uplift”, which is the accumulation of magma under the surface of a volcano.

In response, Italian authorities raised the threat level from green to yellow in 2012, signalling the need for the supervolcano to be actively monitored.


Ruh-roh. 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:36 am
 


That would be just about the last thing Italy needs right now.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:13 am
 


Finally, I'm getting so tired of watching these Hollywood disaster movies that only take place in Los Angeles or New York.

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