Volcanic Wednesday

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The slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of reawakening and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a new study.

Italian and French scientists have for the first time identified a threshold beyond which rising magma under the Earth’s surface could trigger the release of fluids and gases at a 10-fold increased rate.

This would cause the injection of high-temperature steam into surrounding rocks, said Giovanni Chiodini, a researcher at Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Bologna. “Hydrothermal rocks, if heated, can ultimately lose their mechanical resistance, causing an acceleration towards critical conditions,” he told AFP by email.

He said it was not possible to say when – or if – the volcano would erupt but “it would be very dangerous” if it did for about 500,000 people living inside and near the caldera – the bowl-like depression created after a volcano blows its top.

@ TG

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9 Responses to Volcanic Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Another impending disaster, like Yellowstone, shows who is large and in charge, Earth.

  2. David B. Benson says:

    Only 4 petitions this am. Signed 3.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    A slow 52 minutes on the TVD bridge route. A small bird, a minimal tidings of magpies and a kestrel making a strick. Almost no clouds so lots of light reflecting from the frozen snow.

    Day 4: 115+52=167 minutes despite the ice and snow.

  4. Den says:

    56 degrees here today, 60 tomorrow then the shit hits the fan, temps drop, snow moves in up the hill and rain for us, might get a white x-mas, not sure yet.

    Groceries in, beer in, bring it on.

  5. David B. Benson says:

    Went to the Nuevo Vallarta and afterwards to the grocery store. Slick out there were it has melted and refrozen. Happy to be safely home with plenty of

    Honig.

  6. Den says:

    Throw away your charcoal and propane, use lava instead:

  7. º¿carol says:

    Took Bob to the doctor, Doc said, “get thee to the hospital ER!” So I took him, we got there around 2:00 p.m. They thought they were going to send him home after an I.V of antibiotic and Prednisone and one nebulizer breathing treatment. They thought that until they walked him to the john. By the time he got back to the room, he was struggling to breathe and pretty soon everyone that had been working on him during the day was in our room. His blood pressure was WAY up there. It was still really high when I left, it wasn’t going down. They said they were going to treat him for that.

    So, they admitted him and we waited quite awhile for a room, I went up there with him and once I knew they were taking care of him, which took them forever to do anything at all, even bring him a glass of water which he asked for. Once he was settled and they brought him a sandwich, he hadn’t eaten since early morning and that was a cup of coffee and a small breakfast burrito, I left. Got home around 10:30 p.m.

    While they assured me he wasn’t at death’s door, that is meaningless. I know my Bob, thru this entire illness, and he was worse today than I’ve EVER seen him. Even worse after the treatments. Alarming, to say the least. I hope to hell they can help him. The stuff in his chest isn’t moving, it has to get moving so he can hork it out of there. It’s the chronic bronchitis.

    I’ll let you know tomorrow how he is.

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