One Of Earth’s Most Dangerous Super-Volcanoes Is Rumbling.
Naples, in southern Italy and whose historic city centre is a World Heritage site, is close to the ancient city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Right under Naples lie a super-volcano, Campi Flegrei, that last erupted 18,000 years ago. The Phlegraean Fields (Italian: Campi Flegrei) are a large volcanic area situated to the west of Naples. Lying mostly underwater, the area of the caldera consists of 24 craters and volcanic edifices. Hydrothermal activity can be observed at Lucrino, Agnano, and the town of Pozzuoli. There are also effusive gaseous manifestations in the Solfatara crater, the mythological home of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan. This area is monitored by the Vesuvius Observatory.
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