In the Phlegraean Fields "another seismic swarm is underway today" and at this moment it is impossible to predict how long the current crisis of bradyseism will last. This was stated today by the president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Carlo Doglioni, in the hearing before the Environment Commission of the Chamber. The INGV, said Doglioni, "is on the front line" and "is doing everything possible to monitor what is happening", "there is the utmost attention".
The best, crisis like1982-84; worst, eruption as in 1538 There are two possible scenarios related to the evolution of the situation of the Phlegraean Fields: the best is that the current bradyseism crisis ends as it had happened for that of 1983-84, the worst is an eruption similar to that of 1538. This was stated today by the president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Carlo Doglioni, in the hearing before the Environment Commission of the Chamber. "It's an evolution that we don't know and that we monitor," Doglioni said.
"The least critical scenario is a situation analogous to the crisis of 1982-84", a bradyseismic crisis that "lasted 2 years then stopped", while "at the moment the most critical scenario is an eruption like that of Monte Nuovo", of 1538, the most recent of the more than 70 explosive eruptions that occurred in the Phlegraean Fields. An event very different from the one that occurred 39,000 years ago, when the eruption released over 400 cubic meters of material. In the event of an eruption, added the president of INGV, "we do not know when or where, it could occur and, however small, it would cause social unease". In any case, "it is impossible to think that the Phlegraean Fields are extinguished because they are an active volcano".
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