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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2020 07:26PM

if Yellowstone ever goes off again as it has in the distant past it'll make this look like a fart in the wind hot smiley
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2020 12:26AM

yeah that's not something I'm hoping to experience...or die from
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2020 02:09AM

Lake Taupo in the North Island of New Zealand was apparently one of the biggest ever kabooms. If it ever goes again you guys will probably be ok. I could be in trouble, even though I'm about 250km away. Thankfully it's fairly dormant, but there is a lot of geothermal activity in the area.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2020 01:23AM

I go off every once in a while, but i usually get over it quick
woberto Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2020 03:08AM

Yellowstone is a super-volcano.
It gonna blow, just might be a million years from now, who knows.
Quoth the wiki;
The current caldera was created by a cataclysmic eruption that occurred 640,000 years ago, which released more than 240 cubic miles (1,000 km³) of ash, rock and pyroclastic materials. This eruption was more than 1,000 times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2020 10:43AM

Read many years ago that in some of the eruptions that formed the pacific northwestern US there were lava flows that deposited as much as 1000' deep of new land. Geez Louise!

I dunno about the one GAK mentioned but after many years of study geologists have revised their estimate of the Yellowstone caldera to actually be much larger than was once thought at a whopping 90 miles across.

It's almost incomprehensible to imagine an area of that size erupting and spewing rock and ash into the stratosphere for even an hour, much less weeks or months at a time.

Seems the best hope the world in general has is that the earths core and the proximity of the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone has shifted enough over time, relative to the surface, that it may have significantly enough sealed off the vents which would allow another such eruption.

'Course that's all speculation and there's plenty enough voices in the seismic community that say one day it will still happen, so who knows. I do know that if the geologic timeline of previous eruptions were an absolute figure we're already right at or overdue for an eruption, which is a scary thought monty
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2020 12:02PM

The largest Taupo eruption is remarkably similar in size to the Yellowstone one - 280 cubic miles of material erupted, according to the Wiki. There is an eruption in Taupo approximately every 1000 years, and it's been 1800 years since the last one.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2020 08:41PM

Most important piece of info is Yellowstone goes off.....life on the planet will be gone in no time