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Italian Supervolcano Campi Flegrei Reportedly About To Erupt Soon; 360,000 People Affected

May 16, 2017 03:05 PM EDT


Scientists warn that an active Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei is about to erupt anytime. The supervolcano threatens more than 360,000 lives in Europe.

The Campi Flegrei is a sleeping Italian supervolcano that is now very close to eruption. According to LAD Bible, scientists warns the public that due to the supervolcano's prolonged rest period, it is now even closer to the verge of eruption.

Ever since 1538, the Campi Flegrei, Italian supervolcano had never erupted though for several times it dense black smog clouds and spewed boiling magmas, Daily Star reported. Now, two teams of scientists believe that the supervolcano is ready to erupt anytime soon.

One team from the Naples' Vesuvius Observatory and the other team from the University College London or UCL trust their research that the Italian supervolcano had been hot for about 70 years passing several periods of deflation and inflation.

When the Campi Flegrei continued to erupt, the event will affect more than 360,000 people living in the city devastating their livelihood, crops, and animals. Aside from the people, government infrastructures, air travel, and common industry will be greatly affected.

The environment will also be triggered by the black smog from the Italian supervolcano thus causing the disturbance in the atmosphere, triggering the start of acid rain as well as accelerate global warming. Moreover, previous research on the times of deflation of the Campi Flegrei was proven to be wrong.

The Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei was proven to accumulate the pressure over time while deflating even without decreasing. UCL Director Christopher Kilburn said that through studying the ground while its moving and cracking due to the supervolcano, it may approach a critical stage that would raise the possibility of the eruption.

"Its imperative that the authorities are prepared for this," Kilburn added. And because the scientists cannot provide the exact date when the Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei it is always best to keep safe. The two teams anticipate that their warning will encourage the people to prepare.

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