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    Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than thou

    The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.

    An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger, scientists said.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...s-9040073.html


    So what would be a "prepers" plan for this event?

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.

    An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger, scientists said.

    Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than thought, scientists say - Science - News - The Independent


    So what would be a "prepers" plan for this event?
    Funny how the killjoy in these kinds of articles is always the very last paragraph:

    Dr Perrillat said there are no known supervolcanoes that are in danger of erupting in the foreseeable future, and it would take at least a decade or so for the magma pressure within a caldera to build up to a point where an eruption is likely.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Funny how the killjoy in these kinds of articles is always the very last paragraph:
    O dear god, ten years. **** none of us will even be around. Good point.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    O dear god, ten years. **** none of us will even be around. Good point.
    That's not what it said. Read it again.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.

    An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger, scientists said.

    Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than thought, scientists say - Science - News - The Independent


    So what would be a "prepers" plan for this event?
    Where do you live?

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than



    Eruptions of the Yellowstone volcanic system have included the two largest volcanic eruptions in North America in the past few million years; the third largest was at Long Valley in California and produced the Bishop ash bed. The biggest of the Yellowstone eruptions occurred 2.1 million years ago, depositing the Huckleberry Ridge ash bed. These eruptions left behind huge volcanic depressions called “calderas” and spread volcanic ash over large parts of North America (see map). If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide. Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate. Fortunately, the Yellowstone volcanic system shows no signs that it is headed toward such an eruption in the near future. In fact, the probability of any such event occurring at Yellowstone within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low.

    Steam Explosions, Quakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What’s in Yellowstone’s Future? | USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3024

    I would imagine living in a dome with artificial everything would be the best bet.

    FWIW, this report comes from our super stupendous Federal Government.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    When or if this happens the winds will either kill or not kill millions carrying the ash. It would also be a year of cold with the sun blocked out and no crops therefore no food to feed the animals. One estimate is 60 % of Americans would die. If there was ever a time to own a gun with lots of ammo it would be then.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Funny how the killjoy in these kinds of articles is always the very last paragraph:
    Just don't read the last paragraph and suspense will linger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's not what it said. Read it again.
    Yeah, it's the thing about science, all such papers have similar endings. It wasn't stated at the end as a refutation of the science just presented. So dismiss the body of the article if you will but the scientists found it worthy to present. Incase you think all science is bull**** anyway, in which case that's a whole other discussion.

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    Re: Risk of Super Volcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Where do you live?
    Well inside Huckleberry!

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