Supervolcano rumbling under Italy
If strolling the streets of Naples is on your bucket list, scientists have some worrying news.
A supervolcano appears to be awakening under the city of Naples. When Campi Flegrei erupted 40,000 years ago, it was such an event that it is thought to have spelled doom to Neaderthals and 200,000 years ago, it caused what’s known as “volcanic winter,” darkening the planet with its ash.
The last eruption, though small, occurred in 1538, and the giant has only recently started showing activity. Scientists cannot say with any certainty whether it will blow in our lifetimes, but when 500,000 people are sitting on top of it, rumblings are cause for concern.
Full story at National Geographic.
Red hot geology.
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