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Fiumicino, Jebel al Zubair & Tjörnes Fracture Zone

September 30, 2013



Few have missed the “Vulcanettos” (Mudcanoes) erupting in Fiumicino lately. The main goal for the Italian authorities seems to have been to find out whom to blame for it and not finding out the root cause.

First two small mudcanoes appeared in a roundabout close to the airport at Fiumicino. Samples were taken and Italgas was judged to be responsible for the mudcanoes in the roundabout. Italgas assumed the responsibility and promised to plug up the mudcanoes.

This week yet another far larger mudcano appeared out at sea, approximately 100 meters out from the beach in an area where the new port of Rome is being built. As new samples were taken it was decided that the contractor for the new port was responsible for that mudcano, and they were quickly ordered to plug up that mudcano.

Let us now ponder the cause for the erupting mudcanoes. All we…

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