Progressive approach to eruption at Campi Flegrei caldera in Southern Italy
- Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
- Event date: 23rd June 2017
- Speaker: Dr Teun Vissers (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) (James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The Campi Flegrei caldera in southern Italy is frequently cited as one of the most dangerous volcanic areas in the world. In the last century, the area has seen renewed episodes of major volcanic unrest accompanied with ground uplift. These two works, recently published in Nature Communications, argue that Campi Flegrei may be evolving towards an eruptive event.