Swarm of earthquakes at Campi Flegrei has locals on high alert

Naples-earthquake Concerned citizens gather in a safe area along the seafront between Naples and Pozzuoli following an evening earthquake tremor

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Earthquake hits volcanic crater near Naples: Strongest tremor to hit region in decades sparks panic, with buildings damaged
  • The strongest earthquakes in decades were registered at a volcanic caldera near the southern Italian city of Naples on Monday night, sending panicked residents flocking into the streets.
  • One 4.4-magnitude quake was registered shortly after 8pm (1800 GMT) at a depth of 1.6 miles, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).
  • It was preceded moments earlier by a 3.5-magnitude tremor and followed by dozens of aftershocks.
  • The Campi Flegrei – or Phlegraean Fields, as the caldera is known – experienced about 150 earthquakes between 7:51pm on Monday and 12:31am on Tuesday, the INGV said in a report.
  • According to the institute’s Mauro Di Vito, ‘this is the most powerful seismic swarm in the last 40 years’.

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