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AIR DATE | Special documentary NAPLES: Under The Volcanic Threat


Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the riskiest volcanoes on the planet.

Today, all experts agree that the Naples region is exposed to a major threat – an impending eruption.

But no one can say when it will happen and where the danger will come from. How to protect the bay? How have people lived for millennia with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions?

An investigation that is both historical and scientific, using cutting-edge science as well as spectacular aerial imagery, this film follows an international team of experts as they scan the depths of these fiery mountains to avert future tragedy.

Together, they explore and model the complex geological process that causes eruptions to predict possible scenarios and improve their predictions.

A race against time to protect the 3 million people living at the foot of these volcanoes.

Naples: Under The Volcanic Threat will air Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. on SBS and On Demand

Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the riskiest volcanoes on the planet.

Today, all experts agree that the Naples region is exposed to a major threat – an impending eruption.

But no one can say when it will happen and where the danger will come from. How to protect the bay? How have people lived for millennia with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions?

An investigation that is both historical and scientific, using cutting-edge science as well as spectacular aerial imagery, this film follows an international team of experts as they scan the depths of these fiery mountains to avert future tragedy.

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Together, they explore and model the complex geological process that causes eruptions to predict possible scenarios and improve their predictions.

A race against time to protect the 3 million people living at the foot of these volcanoes.

Naples: Under The Volcanic Threat will air Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. on SBS and On Demand