Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The…

Eruption of Campi Flegrei possibly closer than thought, Italy

Eruption of Campi Flegrei possibly closer than thought, Italy

According to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples, the Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought. An eruption today would affect the 360 000 people living across the caldera and Naples'…

Campi Flegrei showing signs of reawakening, Italy

Campi Flegrei showing signs of reawakening, Italy

A new study suggests that Campi Flegrei, a volcano in the metropolitan area of Naples, one of the most densely inhabited areas in the world, may be near a critical pressure point which would reawaken it from its, almost 500 years long, sleep. In the course of a new…

New trigger for sudden volcanic eruptions identified

New trigger for sudden volcanic eruptions identified

A team of scientists have suggested that a rapid formation of bubbles in magma could trigger sudden volcano eruptions with no prior warning. The explanation holds the potential to change the approach to monitoring active and dormant volcanoes across the globe. The…

Supervolcano drilling – The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project approved

Supervolcano drilling – The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project approved

The office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy. With a history of massive volcanic eruptions and ongoing deformation, this densely urban area…