Evacuation plan being drafted for Campi Flegrei

Civil Protection and Sea Policy Minister Nello Musumeci said Friday that an evacuation plan was being drafted for the Campi Flegrei (Phlegraean Fields), a volcanic area near Naples, after 4.2-magnitude earthquake this week sparked fears of an eruption.

It was the biggest quake to hit the area in 40 years.

“We have to get down to work at once,” said Musumeci, stressing that around half a million people live in the area.

The Phlegraean Fields is a collapsed caldera, a volcanic area formed by several volcanic edifices.