posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 05:58 AM
reply to post by happykat39
Cheers for sharing this Happykat.
It must be noted that Campi Flegrei has a very long and detailed of inflation, stretching back beyond Pliny. 8cm of inflation is certainly nothing out
of the ordinary there - past inflations that have led to eruptions have generally been in the region of upto several metres (just for a bit of
perspective), so 8cm is certainly nothing to be getting your knickers in a twist about.
As a side note, back before Vesuvius blew up, The Phlegrean Fields (Campi Flegrei) was a location of one of the Sibyls, who used to hang about in one
of the sulphur ridden caves in the area - not so surprising that they had "visions" really!
That said, with Vesuvius on one side and Campi Flegrei on the other, that is one area i would not be that keen on living in!
I am also a bit unsure about the claims for killing off life in Europe, to be honest (know it isn't your
claim). Surely that would depend upon
ash deposits, etc and that is determined by wind currents and the like. Northern Europe should therefore be fairly safe? Not often we get winds from
Southern Europe......... It is certainly possible but i do not think it is that likely (if that makes sense),even if a super eruption did occur -
after all, we have survived them before.