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AIRDATE | Documentary special NAPLES: Under The Volcanic Threat

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Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the highest risk volcanoes on Earth.

Today, experts all agree to say that Naples’ region is exposed to a major threat – an imminent eruption.

But no one can tell when this will happen, and where the danger will come from. How can we protect the bay? How have people been living for millennia with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions?

Both a historical and a scientific investigation, using cutting-edge science along with spectacular aerial footage, this film follows an international team of experts as they peer into the depths of these fire mountains to prevent a future tragedy.

Together, they explore and model the complex geological process behind eruptions to predict the possible scenarios and improve their forecasting.

A race against time to protect the 3-million people living at these volcanoes’ feet.

Naples: Under The Volcanic Threat premieres Wednesday, 21 July at 8.30pm on SBS and On Demand

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