Six previously unknown underwater volcanoes found off Italy coast

Six previously unknown underwater volcanoes found off Italy coast

Only two miles from shore … and no one even knew they were there.


The previously undiscovered volcanoes lie just three km (2 miles) from the Gulf of Naples, home to Mt Vesuvius, and the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. Some three million people live in the city of Naples.

mt-vesuvius-locationWhen Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it killed all 11,000 inhabits of Pompeii, making it one of the deadliest eruptions in human history.

Researchers discovered the new volcanoes in 2014 while garnering more information on Vesuvius, which is overdue an eruption.

“We detected new points of carbon dioxide emissions in the Gulf of Naples, which is quite common in geothermal and volcanic areas such as Naples,” said Guido Ventura, of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV.

Underwater volcanoes  emitting carbon dioxide; underwater volcanoes that we didn’t even know existed … and we keep on blaming humans for rising carbon dioxide levels. What a hoax!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/716532/volcanoes-Mt-Vesuvius-eruption-discovery-naples-pompeii

Thanks to George Martinez for this link

“Notice how close these were to the shore and still undiscovered until very recently,” says George. “As you say there must be many millions more undiscovered submarine volcanoes.”


11 thoughts on “Six previously unknown underwater volcanoes found off Italy coast

  1. One would expect to find volcanic hot spots in the bay off Naples as the whole region is volcanic. Camp Flegrei just to the west of Naples is an old caldera type volcano with towns built inside the “crater” and hot gas escaping from the ground in several spots.

    • “Camp Flegrei just to the west of Naples is an old caldera type volcano with towns built inside the “crater” and hot gas escaping from the ground in several spots.”

      Who is the genius that allowed towns to be built inside volcanic craters?

  2. And yet I read over the weekend that unknown volcanoes in the oceans (7/8 of the planet!) couldn’t possibly be causing any warming.

  3. 3 Oct 2016, UK weather: Temperatures set to drop further across the country this week after first snow fall in sub-zero Scotland. The Met Office expects temperatures will get colder as the week progresses, with day time readings dropping the most.
    Britons should brace for another dip in temperatures in coming days after thermometers fell below zero and snow fell in the north at the weekend.
    The Met Office expects temperatures will get colder as the week progresses, with day time readings dropping the most.
    The first sign of winter comes as a high pressure system over Scandinavia is said to be holding the weather as it comes off the Atlantic Ocean.
    Temperatures dropped to minus 2.2C in Balmoral in Aberdeenshire last night .
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-temperatures-set-drop-8968555
    Reader’s comment: where is this lunatic now, David Viner, who predicted in 2000 that snowfall was a thing of the past and that children just wouldn’t know what snow is?
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/01/09/article-1242011-067B1FA20000044D-427_233x423.jpg

  4. “We detected new points of carbon dioxide emissions in the Gulf of Naples”

    Obviously this cannot be natural and must be caused by an attempt to sequester man made CO2 from industry which has failed.

    Everyone knows there is no such thing as “natural” CO2 just as everyone knows the Sun isn’t capable of causing global warming – global warming is entirely due to CO2 molecules which have no intrinsic energy generation capabilities.

    Your penance for publishing blasphemy against the Holy church of CO2 Climate Control is yet to be decided.

  5. ‘Where is this lunatic now’. I think we should get a big poster of the guy, and chuck rotten tomatoes at it. 🙂

  6. I recall seeing a geology special that investigated Naples’ escape routes should Vesuvius erupt again. The concern was that the roads would become impossibly congested. The death toll mind numbing.
    Now, just imagine they are sitting in a volcanic field of Vesuvius-like volcanoes and the field becomes active. Quakes and eruptions, and how far afield would it affect people and be felt?
    That’s a stunning proposition.

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