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An Italian volcano is threatening to erupt and scientists have deemed it extremely dangerous

An Italian volcano is threatening to erupt and scientists have deemed it extremely dangerous

The last time the Campi Flegrei erupted near Naples was in 1538.

Half a million people live in the immediate vicinity of the volcano around Naples, which, according to the latest research, is closer to the eruption. the guardian Co-author of the latest study looking at the case of Campi Flegrei, Stefano Carlino Quotes that described the condition of the volcano as “extremely dangerous”.

Campi Flegrei last erupted in 1538, spewing hot lava, ash, and boulders. However, its first eruption, recreated by scientists thirty thousand years ago, contributed to the extinction of Neanderthals.

The last time 40,000 people were evacuated from the area due to ominous volcanic activity was in the 1980s, but Campi Flegrei never erupted and has remained dormant ever since.

“We are not saying that it will definitely erupt, just that the chance of an eruption has increased,” he said. Christopher KilburnA researcher at University College London told AFP. The chance of a volcanic eruption is increasing due to the measure of increased seismic activity in the area since 2019, and there are more, smaller tremors below the surface that are not perceptible to people. According to scientists, this led to a point where certain parts of the volcano reached the point of eruption.

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