A new study on the Campi Flegrei caldera located near Naples, Italy suggests that the monstrous supervolcano may erupt sooner than scientists previously expected.
Although the enormous volcano has not erupted in almost 500 years, researchers say that a series of earthquakes at the site over the last few decades may spawn just such an event.
According to new research from seismologists, the relatively recent activity at Campi Flegrei has resulted in a considerable amount of energy building up in the crust at the site.
Their findings upend the previous scientific belief that earthquakes at volcanic locations were beneficial because they allowed for energy at the site to be released.
Find out what this might mean for the future possibility of a mammoth eruption at the Coast to Coast AM website.