My Zimbio
Top Stories

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Volcanic 'geyser' erupts close to Rome airport

- Telegraph

Italian experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of a geyser crater spraying clouds of gas 15 feet in the air, yards from the end of the runway at one of Europe’s busiest airports.

Volcanic 'geyser' erupts close to Rome airport
The crater measured about six feet wide and three feet deep 

Motorists on Saturday were alarmed to notice hot, stinking gas spurting from a newly formed crater in the middle of a roundabout close to the perimeter fence of Rome’s Fiumicino airport -- less than 900 yards from the end of a runway.
Spectators gathered around the smoking crater, which measured about six feet wide and three feet deep, before firefighters and vulcanologists arrived to seal off the roundabout to prevent inhalation of the gas, suspected to be a cocktail of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and methane. Tests are now underway.
While initial reports suggested the gas came from rotting organic matter trapped underground, one expert said volcanic activity was more likely.
“From Mount Etna in Sicily up to the Alban hills around Rome there is a good deal of underground volcanic activity,” Alberto Basili, a seismologist at the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology, told the Daily Telegraph.
“Gas underground can remain hot for tens of thousands of years after volcanoes erupt, and every now and then it can rise to the surface from miles underground,” said Mr Basili.
“We have seen things like this elsewhere around Rome, with farm animals being killed after they breath in the gas,” he said.
Despite being a stone’s throw from the end of a main runway at Fiumicino, Europe’s sixth largest airport, which handles 37 million passengers a year, Mr Basili said there was no cause for fear over flight safety. “This is a limited phenomenon – it will not have created alarm at the airport,” he said.
Contributing sources:

    Volcanic 'geyser' erupts close to Rome airport - Telegraph:

    'via Blog this'

    Survive Anything - Disasters - Economy Collapse - Mobs, Etc. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY!

    37 Food Items that will be SOLD OUT after Crisis: Prepare!

    NASA knows some things. 2012 Survival Guide

    How to survive the Coming Food Crisis Click Here

    SEW? Get FREE SHIPPING on orders $35+ from

    AquaPonics Grow Vegetables without Dirt.

    Survival Farming Click Here!

    NWO Vision Report Watch 

    The Anti-Christ Identity? Can we know it now?

    2012 - The Untold Story Click Here 

    Ping your blogAnd Chomp it

    No comments:

    Post a Comment

    Popular Posts


    Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source. - The Best Free Online CalculatorŠ½
    Heal your vision without glasses!
    Grow food in a BioDome: Click Here!

    Fine Art - Painting Lessons: Real Art!
    What is Bio-Farming? Can anyone do it?
    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
    My Zimbio
    Top Stories
    My Zimbio
    Top Stories Get 100 FREE Visitors to Your Website!
    eXTReMe Tracker
    AyurCat for Cat Health Care