Jan 6

What Happens If A Super Volcano Erupts?

Naked Science writes “In the United States, in the state of Wyoming is a national park called Yellowstone. Infamous for it’s beautiful nature it’s also home to one of the world’s largest volcanoes. The Yellowstone volcano is a super volcano and if it decided to erupt, the results would be devastating. But just how devastating would they be?

Super volcanoes are real events. A million times more powerful than Hiroshima with just over 20 having been recorded in the history of the earth and over half of these happened in the USA. For the last 30 years scientists have been investigating where the next super volcano could erupt. With all this research, it has revealed that an active super volcano exists under Yellowstone National Park. If the Yellowstone Caldera erupted today, could we survive? How will impact USA?”


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3 Responses to “What Happens If A Super Volcano Erupts?”

  1. Charles R

    The Toba Lake in Sumatra super volcano eruption appx 74k years ago is theorized to have caused a huge genetic bottleneck in human population, especially the Indian sub continent and maybe only 10,000 humans survived. It was not until 50k years ago that the human population recovered enough to sprout a huge increase in our specie. It was around 30 or 40 years ago that this Yellowstone Super Volcano gained a lot of notariety. I believe the last 3 eruptions have gone off around every 600k years or so, and if this holds true, we are overdue. At least that is what the so called experts were saying back then. I just hope to never see it happen as do we all.

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