The Campi Flegrei supervolcano, situated underneath the city of Naples, Italy, has been showing signs of volcanic unrest since 1950, before ceasing in 2000. However, this restlessness resumed in 2005 at an increased rate, and by 2012, a yellow alert wasraised, indicating that the volcano could erupt at any time within the oming years.
On December 20, 2016, the alert level on the volcano was changed to a higher level after an article was posted in the Nature Communications, where scientists claimed that the volcano was at a critical degassing pressure status, which likely points to an eruption within the next 100 years.
An eruption of the Phlaegrean Fields would result in a widespread volcanic winter globally, and a high death and damage toll…
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After looking into the past of this supervoocano located in the Chilean Andes, Volcano Discovery posted an interesting article that suggests a large eruption could occur there in the near future.
The large 23.5 by 16.5 km caldera has been having an uplift rate of 5cm per year on average, amongst the highest ever observed in a volcano that isnt actively erupting. The supervolcano has been know to produce large eruptions 1 and 1.5 million years ago. Between 2006 and 2007, an uplift of 18cm was observed, and from 2007-2011, the volcano had an uplift of about a meter. In 2012, an uplift if 28cm was recorded. So far this year, an uplift of 25cm has been observed. This clearly shows that magma us rising from below ground, and is currently estimat…Read more >
Ryne, jus to let you know that i am getting the wiki running properly - I am going to do as many of the to do list tasks that I can, ok??Read more >