Eruption danger alert! An extinct volcano is waking up near Rome

Although this volcano will take another 1000 years to blow its top, but its has started showing signs that another massive eruption is in making. Colli Albani is a volcanic complex, located approximately 19 kilometers away from the city of Rome.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016, 21:05 PM IST
Eruption danger alert! An extinct volcano is waking up near Rome
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New Delhi: Although this volcano will take another 1000 years to blow its top, but its has started showing signs that another massive eruption is in making. Colli Albani is a volcanic complex, located approximately 19 kilometers away from the city of Rome.

Geologists suggest that this ancient volcano last erupted some 36,000 years ago and that's why they classify it as extinct volcano.

According to Business Insider, scientists have observed new steam vents, earthquakes, and a rise in ground level in the surrounding area, suggesting that a bubble of magma is forming beneath the surface.

They also took help from satellite evidences that also point out that the volcano is starting a 'new eruption cycle'. They also recorded that the ground is situated directly below the volcano is inflating at a rate of about 0.08 inches (2 millimeters) every year in areas.

Over the past 2,00,000 year the ground has elevated by about 164 feet, which clearly suggest that magma under the volcano has begun entering between the pieces of the land.