Saturday, 24 December 2016
Campie Flegrei, a volcano located to the west of Naples, Italy, is trying to convey a dangerous hint. The volcano is notorious for having eruptions 35,000 years ago and 12,000 years ago. It had also erupted in 1538, where the eruption lasted for eight days straight and the spewed lava gave birth to the mountain Monte Nuovo.
It is speculated that when it erupted 12,000 years ago, it released almost 1 trillion gallons of molten lava. Its stirring is now a clear threat to 500,000 people residing around the location.
The study released by Italian and French scientists from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Bologna stated that there is a certain threshold beyond which magma could trigger the release of fluids and gases at an increased rate.
The time of predicted eruption is still uncertain, however Italian researcher Giovanni Chiodini said it would be ‘very dangerous’ for the population residing in the nearby location. However, this doesn’t mean that residents in Naples should evacuate immediately.
Due to an increase of low-level activity and heating, as well as ground and magma deformation in the area, the status of the volcano was changed from ‘green’ (quiet) to ‘yellow’ (scientific attention).
Source by: Internet