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Thursday, September 21, 2017

In Rome brewing volcanic eruption that rivals Vesuvius

Located in the heart Albanski mountains near Rome volcano, whose eruption in destructiveness could be comparable with the eruption of mount Vesuvius wakes up after a period of inactivity. This means that in the foreseeable future he can for the first time in tens of thousands of years to wrest the flows of lava and clouds of hot ash, according to researchers from Italy and the USA.

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Experts say that perhaps the horrific eruption is expected in the coming years, or even centuries, but through thousands of years, it will happen with very high probability. In addition, the centre of Rome, situated 19 kilometers from the volcano, suffer from the eruption only if at that time will not be invented the way to protect him, and , besides, the wind will blow in the direction of the city. However, if in a thousand years the Roman suburbs will be the same, after a hypothetical eruption of destruction they will be more than ambitious professionals admit that they can largely repeat the fate of Pompeii.

Studying rocks ejected by the volcano during previous eruptions, the scientists were able to calculate that the full cycle of activity during which he manages to “sleep” and “Wake up” is about 31 thousand years. This, in turn, means that the time is coming when the volcano is active again. His gradual awakening show and it is the objective external signs — if not long ago, the volcano and its surroundings were quite “relaxed” in some places, it is now in this area are increasingly recorded fairly strong aftershocks and there a cloud of smoke. Also, experts note that over the two decades Albanska the mountain suddenly increased (this fact is largely inspired by the study itself).

“Cyclic” nature of the volcano due to the geological characteristics of the territory in which it is located: under it there is a “bubble” of high-pressure magma, and from time to time she goes out to him between two sections of the crust.

Their conclusions experts have shared in the pages of scientific publication Geophysical Research Letters.

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