Venice, World’s Most Romantic City, Could Sink By 2032

   on March 21 2012 9:38 AM

Venice, said to be one of the most romantic destinations, could sink by up to three inches by 2032, a new report reveals.

The Italian city known for Gondolas is gradually sinking even as previous measurements indicated its stability, according to the report published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

”Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 mm a year,” said lead author of the study Yehuda Bock of Scripps Oceanography Institute, University of California.

Bock, who deals with the measurement and representation of Earth, said the sea level was also rising at 2mm per year in the Venetian lagoon.

The rate at which the height of surrounding waters is increasing is double the elevation of the city, he added.

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