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New volcanic vent discovered close to airport in Rome, Italy

This is another fascinating – and slightly perturbing – development of a volcanogenic kind. To my mind (and it is my opinion only), there is no such phenomena as extinct volcanoes. Long dormant perhaps, but never extinct. Italy is certainly undergoing considerable seismic activity at the current time so it is entirely feasible that her volcanic locations may also be awakening in tandem with the seismic movement. Another development to keep a close eye on. Thank you once more Alvin, for bringing this to our attention.

The Extinction Protocol

August 26, 2013ROME, ItalyItalian experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of what looks like a volcanic geyser erupting steam and gases 5 meters into the air. What appears to be a new fumarole appeared near Rome’s International Fiumicino airport Saturday morning. A vent producing small geyser-like fountains of steam, water and mud was suddenly opened in the ground near a road crossing near Fiumicino. Geologists are currently examining the phenomenon. It is still a bit unclear whether it is not a man-made accident caused by a broken pipe or similar (which might well be the case). As La Repubblica statess, first inspections however indicate that it is in fact a new natural vent. Obviously, there are also already some speculations whether it could be related to volcanic activity. The nearest possibly still active volcanic system in the area is the Monti Albani, an old…

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Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

The beauty of Italy – my late Grandmother’s birth country – never ceases to touch my heart. This photograph of Riomaggiore in The Cinque Terre, taken by James Brandon, can be found on the fantastic website of the ever-amazing Twisted Sifter. Thank you Twisted Sifter and James – very much appreciated 🙂







In this stunning sunrise capture by James Brandon, we see the village of Riomaggiore in the famous Cinque Terre region of Italy. Brandon recalls:

“Out of the five little villages in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is probably the most quaint as well as the most dramatic. This image was made at sunrise and was manually blended together from three separate exposures. A quick exposure for the sky, a long exposure for the town to capture the starbursts in the light sources and another quick exposure to freeze the boats in place in the water.”


Riomaggiore is a village in the province of La Spezia. It is the first of the Cinque Terre and the most southern of the five villages which are all connected by trail.

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion…

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Napoli, Italy

Thank you for posting such a beautiful picture Floran. Very much appreciated 🙂

Holiday places

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Thank you to the Extinction Protocol site and also to Suspicious 0bservers for covering this in his 3 Minute News Video today.

My Sister made reference to activity occurring around this area during this approximate timescale back in, I seem to remember, 2009.   So, as you can imagine, the emergence of this report has caught my attention somewhat.

I feel there is no need to throw one’s arms up in the air and panic unduly at this stage.  I will, however, keep a close eye on this one…. VERY close indeed.

One would imagine it might be prudent to keep an eye on Mt. Vesuvius also, given that he is within prominent sight of the Campi Fleigrei…


The Extinction Protocol

January 31, 2013ITALYIt looks like we may be in for an earth-shattering explosion. A dormant super volcano appears to be stirring under the Phlegraen Fields of Naples in Italy. Rising soil temperatures and surface deformation in the area have alarmed seismologists. In the distant past, volcanic super eruptions caused global climate change responsible for mass extinctions of plant and animal species. So far, scientists are unable to model the potential consequences of an awakening supervolcano. Latest studies show that the Phlegraen Fields have actually been swelling above sea level at a rate of 3 cm per month. Micro quakes and large amounts of gases accumulated in soil indicate that the volcano may be preparing to erupt, says Vladimir Kiryanov, Assistant Professor of Geology at the St. Petersburg University. “The Phlegraen Fields is a supervolcano. Yellowstone in the United States and Toba in Indonesia are also supervolcanoes…

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