'Extinct' volcano near Rome is waking up and entering a new eruptive cycle

Aug 31, 2016 610

A volcano near Rome thought to be extinct appears to be waking up and entering a new eruptive cycle, geologists have said. While Colli Albani is not expected to erupt for at least another 1,000 years, when it does it could be as destructive as Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in 79 DA.

The team, led by Fabrizio Marra, from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, analysed the risk of an eruption posed by the volcano after noticing the land around the volcano had been rising over recent years. This indicates there has been an injection of magma "within the youngest plumbing system" of the volcano – suggesting the volcano is waking up after a long period of dormancy.

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Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/

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