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    Italy Quite likely to be destroyed by volcano

    Undersea volcano could destroy Italy 'as soon as tomorrow', expert warns


    EUROPE'S largest undersea volcano could disintegrate and unleash a tsunami that would engulf southern Italy "at any time", a prominent vulcanologist has warned.

    The Marsili volcano, which is bursting with magma, has "fragile walls" that could collapse, Enzo Boschi told the leading daily Corriere della Sera.

    "It could even happen tomorrow," Prof Boschi, president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said

    "Our latest research shows that the volcano is not structurally solid, its walls are fragile, the magma chamber is of sizeable dimensions," he said.

    "All that tells us that the volcano is active and could begin erupting at any time."
    The event would result in "a strong tsunami that could strike the coasts of Campania, Calabria and Sicily," Prof Boschi said.

    The undersea Marsili, 3000m tall and located some 150km south-west of Naples, has not erupted since the start of recorded history.

    It is 70km long and 30km wide, and its crater is some 450m below the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    "A rupture of the walls would let loose millions of cubic metres of material capable of generating a very powerful wave," Prof Boschi said.

    "While the indications that have been collected are precise, it is impossible to make predictions.

    "The risk is real but hard to evaluate."


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    Tomorrow is too long.
    Can't the scientists do something to speed it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Tomorrow is too long.
    Can't the scientists do something to speed it up.
    I agree, those lazy bums could do something useful for once

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    Guess I'd better hurry up and get that Maserati I've always wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Tomorrow is too long.
    Can't the scientists do something to speed it up.
    Too late to help Chelsea this season

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    Won't be able to get the spares.
    And you'll need them.

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    Oh well won't be buying the vinyard in Calabria then

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    White flag sales plummeting as we speak. Gondola sales hitting an all time high.

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    Can the volcano take Greece too???

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    Guess I'd better hurry up and get that Maserati I've always wanted.
    No worries, seeing that Maserati is owned by Audi... They can just move the factory to the Fasherland...

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    Sassatella should be Ok.

    I'll put the rent up......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    Can the volcano take Greece too???

    I,ll have a word with yer man

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    Shame really, Italy makes some nice cars, still, at least it will get rid of fiat so it's not all doom and gloom.

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    Just make sure that Berlusconi has to stay in the Country, best at a nice Beachhotel. Also he could have a Guest or two, the pope and Gadaffi would be my suggestion.

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    It would behoove the universe, if such a catastrophe would pinpoint it's destructive forces on the Vatican first.

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    ^ Wouldn't that just shake them up!

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    Another 50 million immigrants for the UK then.

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    There is also that bloody great cliff off the canaries that if it falls will wipe out the eastern coast of America

    Re tsunami

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    ^^Well, you took one back with you didn't you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^^Well, you took one back with you didn't you
    I certainly did and if they were all like her the UK would be a lot better place, no recource to public funds, works full time and pays her tax and NI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    It would behoove the universe, if such a catastrophe would pinpoint it's destructive forces on the Vatican first.
    I'm not a nasty person, but...

    I'd shit my pants with laughter if that happened and scream "where's your god now pederasts?"

    Ohhhh, make it happen soon....I'll get a spare pair of undies ready just in case.

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    Volcano: No, no, I lava this country...





    /stolen.

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