Tuesday, 16 May 2017

See Naples and proceed with caution!

Will Campi Flegri erupt soon?

Bruce Buswell has brought this article to my attention. The Campi Flegri or (for those with a Classical education) the Phlegraean Fields is a volcanic caldera just west of downtown Naples.

There are now indications that the magma beneath the caldera is moving and this may indicate that an eruption may be expected sometime. It probably won't be big and it may not be soon but it will happen eventually. 

If you have ever been to Naples the thought of evacuation cannot be imagined. Would you leave your house empty and know that other people know it is empty - in Naples!!! The streets of Naples are in perpetual gridlock even at the best of times. I'm glad I am not in charge of arranging such a thing.

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