A SUPERVOLCANO in Italy is becoming “more dangerous”, Many scientists have warned as fears grow it could lead to a devastating eruption.
Phlegraean Fields, also known as Campi Flegrei, near Naples, Italy, is showing signs of erupting, volcanologists have warned.
Campi Flegrei had been dormant since the 1980s, but it awoke from the decades long slumber last year, and experts are now beginning to understand its full potential.
While the volcano did show signs of activity in the 80s, it did not erupt but seismologists fear a magma flow could trigger an eruption.
Seismologists have been monitoring the situation and found magma has been flooding – prompting fears it could be about to erupt near Naples.
Experts now say the magma has migrated to a different location beneath the surface – closer to Naples which is home to almost three million people.