Imagine an active volcano as big as Rhode Island — the biggest non-supervolcano in the Lower 48. Now put it near a city in the
You might have heard that supereruptions are VEI 8 events, right at the top of the scale. Could there ever be a magnitude 9 eruption?
Gah! But close up, Campi Flegrei (the “Burning Fields”) is actually quite pretty. Look for saddle-shaped Vesuvius in the background from time to time, starting