There are only a handful of supervolcanoes around the world, one of which – Campanian Campi Flegrei, also known as Phlegraen Fields – lies hidden with its huge reservoir of molten rock just 3 miles beneath a densely populated western suburb of Naples, Italy. It is becoming increasingly restless and, in recent weeks, has risen more than it has in a long time, raising anxiety levels among local residents as well.
The eruption of a supervolcano is bad news for Planet Earth, and its residents.
Supervolcanoes produce eruptions thousands of times larger than a so-called “normal” volcanic eruption, dwarfing those of Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, and Pinatubo.
Supervolcanoes form at convergent plate boundaries like Toba in Sumatra, as well as at continental hot spots like Yellowstone. The magma in a supervolcanoes rises from a hot spot in the mantle to the crust. However, it cannot break through the crust, and pressure builds up as the magma pool grows larger and larger. When it reaches a point where it can no longer contain the pressure, it erupts.
Italy's Department of Civil Protection raised the alert level for Campi Flegrei (burning fields) because the ground was rising (deforming) at about three centimeters a month. There are concerns that a magma chamber under Campi Flegrei is filling and increasing pressure, amplifying the likelihood of an eruption. Many houses in the area are exhibiting cracks due to the ground deformation, which sharply subsided at first, then increased during the past two or three months, according to Thomas Wiersberg, a scientific drilling expert for the German Research Centre for Geosciences
Moreover, activity at Stromboli volcano, also in Italy, remains elevated with strong tremors and explosions and a small lava flow from the crater on Sunday, Feb. 10.
According to the Zetas of ZetaTalk, Italy rides atop or next to many fault lines, and it hosts several large volcanoes. They have said that "there may be new volcanoes oozing lava from places not yet discovered." Case in point, a new submarine volcanic eruption recently started off Turkey's west coast in the Marmaris Sea near Rhodes.
- Yellowstone caldera, estimated to be the size of Lake Michigan or the Irish Sea, is the largest supervolcano in North America. This vast "liquid time bomb of molten rock" sits 6 miles under Yellowstone National Park.
- The Lake Toba caldera in Sumatra, Indonesia, is the only supervolcano in existence described as "Yellowstone's big sister.” About 74,000 years ago, Toba ejected several thousand times more material than Mount St. Helens.
- Rabaul volcano in New Guinea is showing ominous signs of increasing restlessness. Tavurvur crater at Rabaul erupted on Jan 20, 2013. (Many other interesting earth changes happened during that time period.)
- Another North American supervolcano is the Long Valley caldera in California. When it last erupted, it generated a pyroclastic flow of vast proportions that added 350 feet to surface height of the ground for several hundred miles. It is one of earth’s largest – 20 miles long (32 km), 11 miles wide (18 km), and up to 3,000 feet deep (900 m). In May 1980, a strong earthquake swarm struck the southern margin marking the onset of a period of unrest and uplift that continues to today.
Are there signs that a volcano is about to erupt?
Yes, there are many signs.
One of the most common is an increase of seismic activity on a usually quiet volcano. Magma movement towards the surface generates earthquakes as it breaks rock in its way. Another sign is ground deformation. As magma moves up into the shallow plumbing of a volcano, it pushes surrounding rock outward causing the surface of the volcano to deform. For example, in the last few days prior to the Mt. St. Helens eruption, the northern flank bulged out a few meters per day.
Most active volcanoes have "fumaroles," or openings where volcanic gases escape to the surface. If plants nearby suddenly die, the color of nearby lakes or ponds changes, or the temperature of the gases increases, it may mean that magma has moved closer to the surface.
The passage of Planet X (Nibiru) is the cause of many geologic changes, such as increased volcanic activity, which cannot be hidden. Earthquakes are rising in frequency and magnitude, even though many are dropped from USGS charts. New volcanoes are rearing their heads along separating plate borders – one near Baja, Mexico, and another near Turkey.
Geologic activity is on the increase as Planet X moves in for the destruction of earth as we know and love it. Be prepared. Things are speeding up.
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