What Naples and Yellowstone have in common


Naples with snow-covered Vesuvio – photo by Claudio Morabito

In the Bay of Naples, Europe’s most notorious giant is showing signs of reawakening from its long slumber. Campi Flegrei, a name that aptly translates as “burning fields”, is a supervolcano.

Yellowstone has had three super-eruptions in the past 2.1 million years. The last eruption of Yellowstone would potentially have put ash across both American continents.

Click here to read how a super-volcano eruption could wipe us out.

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