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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2020-410
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2020-410

  31 Mar 2021

31 Mar 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal NHESS.

Review article: Brief history of volcanic risk in Neapolitan area (Campania, Southern Italy): a critical review

Stefano Carlino Stefano Carlino
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano

Abstract. The presence of three active volcanoes (Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei and Ischia Island) along the coast of Naples did not constrained the huge expansion of the urbanized zones around them. On the contrary, since Greek-Roman era, volcanoes have been an attractor for people who colonized Campania region. Stable settlements around Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei caldera and the Island of Ischia were progressively enlarged, reaching the maximum growth-rate between 1950 and 1980. Between 1982 and 1984, Neapolitan people faced the last and most dramatic volcanic crises, occurred at Campi Flegrei (Pozzuoli), without an eruption. Since that time, volcanologists have focused the attention on the problem of risk associated to eruptions in Neapolitan area, but a systematic strategy to reduce the very high volcanic risk of this area still lacks. A brief history of volcanic risk in Neapolitan district is here reported, trying to obtain new food for thought for the scientific community which works to the mitigation of volcanic risk of this area.

Stefano Carlino

Status: open (until 12 May 2021)

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  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2020-410', David K. CHESTER, 06 Apr 2021 reply
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Stefano Carlino, 06 Apr 2021 reply

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This paper reports a brief history of volcanic risk in Neapolitan district, where the presence of three active volcanoes (Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei caldera and Ischia Island) exposes this highly urbanized area to hazard for potential eruptions. I’m trying to obtain new food for thought for the scientific community which works to the mitigation of volcanic risk of this area, revisiting about 40 years of debates around volcanic risk in Naples. 
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