Vesuvius: earthquake M 2.1

Yesterday evening a weak earthquake of magnitude 2.1 occurred on Vesuvius near Naples (Italy). The hypocenter was at a depth of 0.35 km. The epicenter manifested itself in the crater. After the earthquake there were several earthquakes in the area of microseismics. A total of 13 earthquakes were registered by the INGV Napoli. The last earthquake to date had a magnitude of 1.3. Such earthquakes occur again and again on Vesuvius and are still no cause for concern. While some researchers see the earthquakes as signs that magmatic fluids are moving underground, other scientists see them as signs of shrinking processes as the volcano continues to cool. If you want to get your own picture of the data situation, you can do so on the new Vesuvius live page.