Since 1970 the Osservatorio Vesuviano (Vesuvius Observatory) of Naples, Italy has maintained local seismic networks to monitor the active volcanoes of the Neapolitan area (Vesuvio, Campi Flegrei, Ischia Island) as well as the most active seismic zone of the Campania region and Southern Apennines. During 2000–2001 the local seismic networks in the volcanic regions and the regional network were restructured and unified to form the Osservatorio Vesuviano Seismic Network (OVSN) with the purpose of improving the quality of the recorded data and the consistency of data processing.

The Campania region has suffered many catastrophic volcanic events, including the A.D. 79...

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