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Campi Flegrei volcano (Italy) status report: continuing slow inflation

Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 16:14
16:14 PM | BY: T
Deformation (inflation) of some points in the Campi Flegrei caldera (image: INGV OV)
Deformation (inflation) of some points in the Campi Flegrei caldera (image: INGV OV)
The latest report of the Vesuvius Volcano Observatory (INGV OV) shows that inflation of the Pozzuoli area continues at steady rates of up to 0,7 cm per month, totaling over 10 cm during the past 10 years for some places.
Seismic and degassing activity have not shown significant variations during the past month and have been at normal levels.

Previous news

Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 14:10
Earthquakes at the Campi Flegrei during the past 12 months (red: past week) (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). ... Read all
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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