We’ve been talking on Dreamland a lot about ancient, submerged underwater cities. Now a volcanic island that’s been submerged off the coast of Sicily for the last 170 years may rise from the deep if nearby seismic tremors continue. “The island could come back to the surface, but we’ll have to wait and see,” says says Enzo Boschi of Italy’s Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. “It could be a few weeks or months.”

The island last emerged in 1831, almost starting a war among several nations that claimed it, before it sank back under the Mediterranean six months later. The British claimed it as Graham Island, while Sicily called it Ferdinandea. The volcano’s peak is now only 26 feet under water, about 19 miles south of Sicily. “We are monitoring things very closely,” Boschi says. “The process could begin at any time… It would be a very beautiful and fascinating event.”

Over the centuries, the island has emerged four times, the first time during the Punic War of 264-241 BC. On July 2, 1831, it rose 213 feet above the surface, with a circumference of about 3 miles. This time, Sicilian divers have gone down and planted a flag on the rock so they can claim it as Italian the moment it rises above the surface.

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