Volcano on Rome’s doorstep is slowly reawakening

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Increased activity below the earth’s surface suggests volcano just 10km from the Italian capital is getting close to another eruption.

In a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, an international team of researchers reported that the ground in the region is rising by 2-3mm per year and underground chambers located several kilometres below the towns of Ariccia, Castel Gandolfo and Albano are filling up with magma – signs that the previously dormant volcano is rumbling back to life.

Satellite imagery and seismographic charts also record the volcano’s slow awakening.

TO BE CONTINUED

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/rome-volcano-slowly-reawakening-scientists-italy-earthquake-a7391016.html

 

 

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