Skip to comments.A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now itís stirring again.
Posted on 12/22/2016 7:41:58 PM PST by JimSEA
The Italian name for the caldera Campi Flegrei, or burning fields is apt. The 7.5-mile-wide cauldron is the collapsed top of an ancient volcano, formed when the magma within finally blew. Though half of it is obscured beneath the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the other half is studded with cinder cones and calderas from smaller eruptions. And the whole area seethes with hydrothermal activity: Sulfuric acid spews from active fumaroles; geysers spout water and steam and the ground froths with boiling mud; and earthquake swarms shudder through the region, 125 miles south of Rome.
And things seem to be heating up. Writing in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, scientists report that the caldera is nearing a critical point at which decreased pressure on rising magma triggers a runaway release of gas and fluid, potentially leading to an eruption.
Forecasting volcanic eruptions is a famously dicey endeavor, and right now, it's impossible to say if and when Campi Flegrei might erupt, according to lead author Giovanni Chiodini, a volcanologist at the National Institute of Geophysics in Rome. But now more than ever, the caldera demands attention: An eruption would be devastating to the 500,000 people living in and around it.
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Women, children and Muslim refugees hardest hit.
An eruption would stop global warming.
An eruption would stop global warming.
Another “small eruption” does seem likely. Naples is like living in the Yellowstone caldera.
"The prophecies conclude with a pope identified as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will allegedly precede the destruction of the city of Rome."
Better than Frances the Argentine.
My own suspicion is that until there is a positive formation on top of the caldera (i.e. a stratovolcano), you won’t get a super-eruption. I really don’t think you can get a super-eruption out of a caldera proper.
An eruption of this volcano could spew enough volcanic ash to than just stop global warming—the fear is a major eruption that could block out much of the light from the Sun for at least a year. And that’s the conditions necessary to trigger off another Ice Age.
Just like in 1815-1816.
The year without a summer.
Ragnarok. My Norse ancestors were right after all... ;-)
Hence, "Peter the Roman"... ;)
“And thats the conditions necessary to trigger off another Ice Age.”
Not really. It could make for a hard year or two but that’s it. For an ice age to trigger, the sun needs to cooperate with reduced output.
"Ceterum censeo Islam esse delendam."
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
I lived near this area in Licola, it is a great if one is a geologist because there is so much going on. From all sorts of volcanic and seismic activity to landslides, it was very interesting.
They could stop it by sacrificing a virgin. Houston I think we have a problem!
Hence, “Peter the Roman”... ;)
Or loosely translated as that dick Italian from Argentina...
G-d forgive me
If my understanding of those prophecies are correct, the next Pope will be very traditional and very staunch and will use the power invested in him fully.
A rough translation from a recovered piece of parchment: "Mama mia, she blowed up real good."
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