A SERIES of earthquakes have been recorded near Mount Vesuvius in Italy, sparking fears that the super-volcano could be about to blow anytime.
The strongest of the 34 quakes woke up residents in Pozzuoli at 5.30 am on 16th March. The 2.5 magnitude shock was also felt in many Cities and villages!
Francesca Bianco, director of the Vesuvius Observatory, explained there is a yellow alert in place for the mega-volcano in Naples, Italy.
Ms Bianco said: “These are events that fall within the current yellow alert. “Everything is part of the volcano’s life and there is absolutely nothing to be alarmed about.
Vesuvius is located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, with three million people living nearby. It is one of the world’s most dangerous Volcanoes.
The mountain is famous for its eruption in 79AD which led to the burying and destruction of several Roman cities including Pompeii and killed thousands of people.