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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I was going to throw an end of the world party but nooooooooo......
    It's about the only thing you could do if it's about to go.
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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's about the only thing you could do if it's about to go.
    You have star trek in your avatar, obviously the only thing to do about it is go to SPACE ... THE FINAL FRONTIER!!!

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    You have star trek in your avatar, obviously the only thing to do about it is go to SPACE ... THE FINAL FRONTIER!!!
    Someday, maybe, but not in our lifetimes.

    In 500,000 years, if we haven't already suffered 10-20 near-extinction-level events of natural or our own making, maybe it'll be a moot point, and this Earth-That-Was will be a distant memory anyway. Who knows?
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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But it will be 500,000 years before it erupts so not to worry.


    A team from the University of Utah have told the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco that Yellowstone’s magama chamber is 2.5 times larger than previously thought.
    It is an underground cavern measuring some 55 miles by 20 miles and containing between 125 and 185 billion cubic miles of molten rock.
    If it blows it will wipe out America – and have enormous impacts on the rest of the world.
    The university researchers described their discovery as “astounding.”


    Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out U.S. | New York Post
    There has been many documentaries on this super volcano on the History and Discovery channels. According to them this thing has erupted at least 3 times in the past. According to these docu's, seismologist are closely watching one end of Yellowstone lake as it rises and falls. They said at one point around then years ago that end had risen 3 feet and left portions of the lake bed dry, but has since shrunk some.

    This is an indication of lava accumulating according them them. If this thing explodes once around every 700,000 years, we may be closer than we think to another super eruption, according to the docu's the last one occurred around 650,000 years ago.
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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But it will be 500,000 years before it erupts so not to worry.


    A team from the University of Utah have told the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco that Yellowstone’s magama chamber is 2.5 times larger than previously thought.
    It is an underground cavern measuring some 55 miles by 20 miles and containing between 125 and 185 billion cubic miles of molten rock.
    If it blows it will wipe out America – and have enormous impacts on the rest of the world.
    The university researchers described their discovery as “astounding.”


    Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out U.S. | New York Post
    Didn't you mean 50,000 years instead of 500,000? if the eruptions occur approximately every 700,000 years and they were at 2.1 million, 1.3 million and 640,000 years ago, it does seem we are close to being in the time frame of another.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There has been many documentaries on this super volcano on the History and Discovery channels. According to them this thing has erupted at least 3 times in the past. According to these docu's, seismologist are closely watching one end of Yellowstone lake as it rises and falls. They said at one point around then years ago that end had risen 3 feet and left portions of the lake bed dry, but has since shrunk some.

    This is an indication of lava accumulating according them them. If this thing explodes once around every 700,000 years, we may be closer than we think to another super eruption, according to the docu's the last one occurred around 650,000 years ago.
    Since those time frames are very approximate, that means "anytime now."

    The effect of it blowing would be significant. The shock waves could, for example, also cause massive earthquakes in California too. The most likely greatest damage would be all the ash it'd throw into the atmosphere. Things would get real cold real fast worldwide.

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Apparently it's twice as bad as we thought...

    BBC News - Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Since those time frames are very approximate, that means "anytime now."

    The effect of it blowing would be significant. The shock waves could, for example, also cause massive earthquakes in California too. The most likely greatest damage would be all the ash it'd throw into the atmosphere. Things would get real cold real fast worldwide.
    I have watched several of these docu's on the history channel, all I can see you need to watch one of them to understand the effects. It would be world wide. Ash 100's of feet tall around the volcano, California probably a few feet worth and ash they said at least 6 inches deep in Washington D.C. No farm land available and once all that ash gets into the atmosphere it would travel around the world and block out the sun. Sort of like a nuclear winter for around 10-20 years global wide. I think if it blew while I was alive, I just as soon be standing right next to old faithful and have nothing to worry about the aftermath.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Didn't you mean 50,000 years instead of 500,000? if the eruptions occur approximately every 700,000 years and they were at 2.1 million, 1.3 million and 640,000 years ago, it does seem we are close to being in the time frame of another.
    Yes, I did. Thanks Pero.

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    Re: Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, I did. Thanks Pero.
    My privilege. The one thing for certain is if it erupts, regardless of where you live in the world, it won't be pretty.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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