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Updated: Sep 27, 2021 17:17 GMT

Campi Flegrei volcano (Italy) status report: no significant variations in activity

Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 14:10
14:10 PM | BY: T
Earthquakes at the Campi Flegrei during the past 12 months (red: past week) (image: OV)
Earthquakes at the Campi Flegrei during the past 12 months (red: past week) (image: OV)
GPS measurements of ground inflation at various stations (image: OV)
GPS measurements of ground inflation at various stations (image: OV)
No significant variations in monitored activity have been occurring at the Campi Flegrei recently, according to the most recent report of the volcanological observatory (OV).
A small earthquake swarm occurred on 14 Nov in the Solfatara-Pisciarelli area, comprising 38 tiny quakes of magnitudes not above 0.4.
Inflation of the area around Pozzuoli continues at steady, moderate rates with a maximum average of 0.7 cm per month since July 2017, totaling more than 50 cm in total during the past 10 years.
Gas emission rates and fumarole temperatures have not shown no significant changes recently either. No volcanic eruption is expected to be likely in a near to medium term future.

Previous news

Wed, 6 Feb 2013, 15:35
Inflation of the ground by about 10 cm since 1 Jan 2012 (OV / INGV)
A new fumarole vent has been detected recently in the Campi Flegrei in the hydrothermal field of Pisciarelli. The new vent was seen ejecting hot gas as well as geyser-like fountains of water reaching 4-5 meters of height. This will inevitably trigger headlines in the press about the possibility of a volcanic eruption in the area, however, it should be looked at in a context that such phenomena are a normal part of the behavior of (very) active hydrothermal systems such as the Campi Flegrei have. ... Read all
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