The situation in the Campi Flegrei

Experts on Alert: Seismic Phenomenon Continues, Requires Constant Monitoring and Safety Measures

The current seismic swarm in the Campi Flegrei has drawn the attention of experts. The sequence of tremors has persisted, albeit with some slowing down. But the situation is not yet resolved. Ground deformation suggests potential future seismic events. For now, it is impossible to predict the duration or intensity of the swarm. That’s why experts remain attentive and vigilant.

Researchers at the Vesuvius Observatory are monitoring intensively. Scientific staff collect data relentlessly and analyze trends. They are expanding the monitoring network to cover previously unmonitored areas. Monitoring also includes phenomena related to magma, such as gas analysis and indicators of volcanic activity.

Experts say that the sequence of earthquakes corresponds to a known pattern in the Campi Flegrei. It refers to ground uplift since 2006-2007. But there is no clear evidence of magma uplift. Ground uplift is correlated with more frequent and intense earthquakes. Constant monitoring assesses risks and guides safety measures.

Ensuring the safety of people is paramount in areas prone to natural disasters

The government is considering measures to protect citizens and infrastructure in the Campi Flegrei region. Schools and critical facilities are at the center of attention. Options include supporting the relocation of those at higher seismic risk. However, securing this area requires substantial funds, estimated at over 500 million euros.

The Campi Flegrei have immense geological and historical significance

This volcanic region near Naples spans a submerged caldera of 13 kilometers. It contains active and dormant volcanoes. Known for past millennial eruptions, “Flegrei” means “burning” or “fiery” in Greek. This highlights the volcanic nature of the area. While important from scientific and touristic perspectives, constant monitoring is necessary due to natural risks.


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