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‘Sleeping’ supervolcano near Naples ‘could be building up to eruption’

Blog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

‘Sleeping’ supervolcano near Naples ‘could be building up to eruption’

Rob Waugh Contributor.Yahoo News UK. November 15, 2018

A ‘sleeping’ supervolcano near the city of Naples in Italy is ‘entering a new build-up phase’ researchers have said – and warned of a ‘large volume eruption’ to come. The researchers analysed 23 eruptions from Campgi Flegrei’s history – one of which spewed ash over 1.4 million square miles.

Analysis of rock samples from that eruption and more recent eruptions suggests that the volcano is building up to another major eruption. But the researchers say that it could be hundreds or even thousands of years before it happens. The researchers write, ‘We propose that the subvolcanic plumbing system at Campi Flegrei is currently entering a new build-up phase, potentially culminating, at some undetermined point in the future, in a large volume eruption.’

The volcano last erupted in 1538 – and 500,000 people now live inside or near the volcano’s caldera. The Campi Flegrei caldera was formed 39,000 years ago – in the largest eruption in Europe in the past 200,000 years. Since 2005, the volcano has been undergoing what scientists describe as ‘uplift’ – and Italian authorities raised the alert level to yellow in 2012. The authors write, ‘Our data reveal that the most recent eruption of Monte Nuovo is characterised by highly differentiated magmas akin to those that fed the pre-caldera activity and the initial phases of the caldera-forming eruptions.’ ‘We suggest that this eruption is an expression of a state shift in magma storage conditions, whereby substantial amounts of volatiles start to exsolve in the shallow reservoir.’ The researchers say that the magma from a recent eruption is similar to that seen in previous devastating supervolcano eruptions.

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