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    Possible source of earthquake that destroyed the Colosseum



    Those fault lines produce earthquakes that plague us even in the modern era.

    See:
    https://www.archaeology.org/news/738...-monte-vettore

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    ROME, ITALY—According to a Nature report, Paolo Galli of Italy’s Department of Civil Protection led a team of researchers who searched the 18-mile-long Mount Vettore fault in the central Apennine Mountains for evidence of past earthquakes. They found soil disturbances suggesting that the fault generated six earthquakes measuring greater than magnitude 6.5 over the past 9,000 years. One of those events may have been an earthquake recorded by historians in A.D. 443, which damaged the Colosseum and other buildings in Rome. The most recent
    earthquakes caused by the fault occurred in 2016, killing some 300 people."


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    the biggest problem is Napoli, next to the Vesuvius
    one day it will happen, maybe in 1000 years, maybe next week ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicicleur View Post
    the biggest problem is Napoli, next to the Vesuvius
    one day it will happen, maybe in 1000 years, maybe next week ..
    Etna is still alive too.

    https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news.html


    There's always been a lot of us: we have to live somewhere. :)

    Plus, the irony is that the soil around a volcano is incredibly fertile. It's why all the produce from around Napoli is so extraordinary.

    It's like living in San Francisco and L.A.: most of the time you just don't think about it.

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