Monday, August 06, 2012

Scariest Science News Story of the Year Award: Supervolcano near Mt. Vesuvius Could Kill Millions

Italian scientists say a massive eruption of the hidden Campi Flegrei caldera near Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the site of ancient Pompeii could potentially endanger millions of lives. Of course, they could be bolstering their case for funding and publicity for the International Continental Scientific Drilling Programme project to drill 2.2 miles underground into the center of the caldera, home to a giant chamber of molten rock. Once they've reached the chamber, they plan to install a monitoring system that would give advanced warning of any potentially dangerous eruptions.

Wait a minute! Here in Hollywood, it would be the drilling into the caldera that sets off the volcanic eruption.


Blogger Jennifer Hendrix said...

This isn't a big surprise or anything. It was on the History Channel several years back about how dangerous it is for the people living around Mt Vesuvius. Fact is a BUNCH of people are gonna die if it erupts. There's simply no where for them to go.
They should have stuck monitoring equipment in/around the volcano years ago.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:20:00 PM  

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