Will Campi Fiegrei Finally Erupt? Italy In The Crosshairs

A picture of Ecuador's Tungurhua volcano erupting.

Campi Fiegrei is threatening to erupt.

There’s a current volcanic situation in Italy right now, and the jury is out if Campi Fiegrei volcano near Naples actually erupts or not.

Preparations to evacuate are taking place, however, due to ground swells of magma rising over .5″ a month, and volcanologists are monitoring this rise that’s also causing ground temperatures to heat up.

This is where studying earthquakes comes in – Campi Fiegrei is bigger than Mt. Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. Fiegrei has 24 craters, and the area around Naples has had more than 1,100 earthquakes occur just in September with some reaching magnitudes of 4.2.

The last time Campi Fiegrei experienced a series of earthquakes was in 1980, but its last significant eruption was in 1538. One of its biggest eruptions is suspect of causing the extinction of the Neanderthal 39,000 years ago. Magma from this blast has been found in Greenland.

So, you can see that volcanoes have not had massive eruptions in our modern history, but when they do erupt, they can destroy life thousands of miles away with little warning. The signs are here now, but people logically resist vacating until it’s too late.

A really good movie that really depicts volcanic eruptions accurately is Dante’s Peak. It’s a 1990s film so it’s a bit dated, but as far as volcanoes go, it’s spot on. It’s worth the watch if you want to really get an idea what’s it’s like to escape a volcanic eruption.

Wishing Italy the best of luck – rimani al sicuro.


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March Uptick in Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Activity

A picture of the Earth and the Ring of Fire with rising magma along the tectonic plates and cracks near Papua New Guinea.

The Ring of Fire along the Pacific Rim is increasing earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic activity.

March 2015 is ending with a bang – the globe is experiencing a wave of volcanoes, large earthquakes, and tsunamis, with most of the activity rocking the Western Pacific Rim and the Antarctic Plate.

Earthquakes

The following are listed by date:

  1. 5.6  Calama, Chile  3-28-15
  2. 5.8  Tilamuta, Indonesia  3.-28-15
  3. 5.6  Kota Ternate, Indonesia  3-28-15
  4. 7.6  Kokopo, Papua New Guinea  3-29-15
  5. 5.0  Taron, Papua New Guinea  3-29-15
  6. 5.7   Papua New Guinea  3-29-15
  7. 5.4  Qimeng, China  3-29-15
  8. 5.0  Ile Hunter, New Calendonia  3-29-15
  9. 5.3  Ile Hunter, New Calendonia  3-29-15
  10. 6.8  Hihifo, Tonga  3-30-15
  11. 5.6  Hihifo, Tonga  3-30-15
  12. 5.3  Kokopo, Papua New Guinea  3-30-15
  13. 6.8  Lotofaga, Samoa  3-30-15
  14. 6.8  Lotofaga, Samoa  3-30-15 (second quake)
  15. 5.5  Amsterdam Island, France S. Indian Ocean  3-30-15

Tsunamis

A picture of a large ocean wave.

Tsunamis are hitting the coastlines on many South Pacific Islands.

  1. 7.6  New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea  3-29-15
  2. 7.6  Pacific Rim  3-29-15
  3. 6.8  Tonga  3-30-15
  4. 6.8  Pacific Rim  3-30-15
One of the many underwater volcanoes erupting today.

Highly active underwater volcanos are erupting along the Pacific Rim..

Volcanoes

  1. Chirinkotan, Russia
  2. Fuego, Guatemala
  3. Lewotobi, Indonesia
  4. Moyorodake, Japan
  5. Popocatepeti, Mexico
  6. Sinarka, Russia
  7. Tongariro, New Zealand
  8. Villarrica, Chile
  9. Talang, Indonesia
  10. Turrialba, Costa Rica
  11. Kilauea, USA

 

Stay tuned  – more to come, I’m sure.

Uptick in Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions – A Serious Uptick

A picture of a temperature thermometer that says problem, emergency, crisis, disaster.

Large earthquakes, tsunami warnings, and volcanic eruptions are rocking with the Earth today.

This week has started out quite active, to say the least. My Disaster Alert App has been going off all day – and signaling BIG movement – all over the planet.

We need to pay attention to this activity.

Large Quakes 6-23-14

Like I said, my app is going off as I write this article, so I expect more quakes to occur after I push “publish.”

Today’s quakes over 4.5 magnitude in order of occurrence (keep in mind many of these have been downgraded):

  1. Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge  4.5
  2. Papua New Guinea  5.4
  3. Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge  4.8
  4. Indonesia, Abepura  5.1
  5. Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge  4.7
  6. Uzbekistan  4.7
  7. New Zealand, Kermadec Region  7.2 (tsunami watch issued for Pacific Islands)
  8. Alaska, Rat Islands  7.1
  9. New Zealand, Kermadec Region   6.3
  10. New Zealand, Kermadec Region   6.2
  11. Alaska, Little Sitkin Island  8.0 (tsunami warning issued for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands)
  12. Alaska, Little Sitkin Island   6.0 (tsunami warning continued for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands)

Volcanoes

A picture of Ecuador's Tungurhua volcano erupting.

Explosive activity is increasing at Ecuador’s Tungurhua volcano.

  1. Bezymianny, Russia
  2. Zhupanovsky, Russia
  3. Nishinoshima, Japan
  4. Pavlof, Alaska
  5. Cleveland, Alaska
  6. Shishaldin, Alaska
  7. Veniaminof, Alaska
  8. Semisopochnoi, Alaska
  9. Mt. Etna, Italy
  10. San Miguel, El Salvador
  11. Tungurahua, Ecuador
  12. Sabancaya, Peru
  13. Piton de la Fournaise, Indian Ocean
  14. Sangeang Api, Indonesia