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Yeah, uh, Yellowstone might be errupting soon

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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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Came across this news article this morning:

www.express.co.uk...

That is a significant likelihood. The chances of this happening warrant some thought and attention.

The biggest killer, should something like this happen, would not be the eruption itself but the mass starvation it would cause. I do not doubt that the country where I reside (the U.S.) actually has the potential to provide enough food to get its population through a disaster of the magnitude described in the article. What scares me is that there is absolutely no plan to do so. We would be kidding ourselves to think otherwise. If something significant happens, like the Yellowstone Caldera errupting, we would all instantly be on our own for several dark years.



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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

Brother, we are to busy killing eachother to worry about yellow stone, pfft the end of the world *look around*



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

I have to concur; there is a plethora of other major life changing events taking place right here / right now, but its good info to know





posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

From what I recall they have spent the last few years (longer maybe) saying the magma chambers are full and surface deformations and the like. Yes sooner or later that caldera will pop off again, that is not to be argued. I just don't think it will be in any of our lifetimes. The Volcanic system under Yellowstone has plenty of pressure relief to hold that off for a while, geothermal vents, geysers and so on. But admittedly I am no volcanologist so could easily be wrong. Here is hoping I am not, man that thing going off would suck. S&F Thanks for the post!



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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Sorry to rain on your volcano thread but it refers to Yellowstone in this capacity:

Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming.

Only saying it is more dangerous than an asteroid.

As for likelihood -

The chance of such as eruption happening at one of the major volcanoes within 80 years is put at five to ten per cent by the experts.


So it's between 20-1 and 10-1 that one of the volcanoes may erupt.

As always the Express is peddling rubbish.
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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks


The chance of such as eruption happening at one of the major volcanoes within 80 years is put at five to ten per cent by the experts.

Between 5 and 10 percent within the next 80 years (as a vague guesstimate), and that's at any one of the major volcanoes.



That is a significant likelihood.

No, it isn't.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks


SCIENTISTS have warned the world is in "volcano season" and there is up to a 10% chance of an eruption soon killing millions of people and devastating the planet.


But then again it might not.
Up to a 10% chance that one of the dangerous volcano's could erupt isn't very worrying in my opinion , Yellowstone could erupt in the next 80 years but then again it might erupt in 200 years , the state the world is in right now there's a chance we'll be gone by then anyway.
Don't fear the reaper



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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Don't fear the reaper...



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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It's just more doom porn to generate clicks and page views.

Some "news" outlet runs pretty much the same story 2 or 3 times a year.

Yeah it's in danger of erupting, but not more so than last year or the year before or the year before that.

And there's nothing to be done about it anyway. If it does happen just bend over and take it like a man.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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Don't fear the reaper


""""the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientist doesn't think it's going to happen anytime soon--at least not for another 1 million to 2 million years.""""

NSF.GOV



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: olddognewtricks

Brother, we are to busy killing eachother to worry about yellow stone


ISIS may claim responsibility for the eruption though.

You heard it here first, folks.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

Pity Obama does not pay attention and deal with things like this which affects the country he lives in and off, as opposed to trying to get rid of other country's elected leaders.

Yellowstone would affect the whole world in the end and I know the UK only has food for about a month for the population and no more, similar to other countries I suspect.

We heave all these huge economic meetings and climate change, but do we have strategy meetings for dealing with something that is inevitable. The UK can't even deal with its own flood defences unknown flood areas, so I don't have much hope.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

Oh look, it's an article written by a scientific illiterate at the Express, which has been a pitiful excuse for a newspaper for about 40 years. Vesuvius, by the way, is not a super-volcano. It's a part of the Campanian volcanic arc, but it isn't a super-volcano. By the way, Yellowstone does not always erupt in a VEI-8. Sometimes it just sees minor activity.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: olddognewtricks

Pity Obama does not pay attention and deal with things like this which affects the country he lives in and off, as opposed to trying to get rid of other country's elected leaders.


I'm surprised it took this long for someone from ATS to blame a possible Yellowstone eruption on the President. At this point we know Obama was responsible for all plagues in history and the extinction of the dinosaurs so lets add a failure to deal with Yellowstone to his list. I mean hell Yellowstone has only been a volcano during his presidency so yah..damn you Antichrist!

Yup, at some point in the future Yellowstone or other supervolcanos may erupt. That isn't news. It could erupt tomorrow or it could erupt in 1 million years. Doom porners gonna doom porn.
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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: olddognewtricks
Came across this news article this morning:

www.express.co.uk...

That is a significant likelihood. The chances of this happening warrant some thought and attention.

The biggest killer, should something like this happen, would not be the eruption itself but the mass starvation it would cause. I do not doubt that the country where I reside (the U.S.) actually has the potential to provide enough food to get its population through a disaster of the magnitude described in the article. What scares me is that there is absolutely no plan to do so. We would be kidding ourselves to think otherwise. If something significant happens, like the Yellowstone Caldera errupting, we would all instantly be on our own for several dark years.



The U.S. Has about a 30 day food supply for its population at any given time. There is no preparation for the common folk unless they take it upon themselves.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

There's a five to ten percent chance that I will meet a woman with eyesight as poor as her standards this year, and break my two year, ten month dry spell. I have not, however, purchased any extra grooming products against the possibility.

That being said, in the event of a caldera essentially detonating, it would be wise to take some precautions even at this relatively low probability level.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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be kidding ourselves to think otherwise. If something significant happens, like the Yellowstone Caldera errupting, we would all instantly be on our own for several dark years.


But but I've seen photos of vast underground warehouses (They drive big trucks through them) storing food for such an event. But I don't know how long it would be enough. We might need food for a decade depending on how bad it is.

I don't know about water. I'm leaving the house now, but there are vids showing these giants warehouses of food. Like imagine driving for six miles and seeing nothing but 20 lb. bags of rice from floor to ceiling. It's like that.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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volcanoes.usgs.gov...



Is it true that the next caldera-forming eruption of Yellowstone is overdue?

No. First of all, one cannot present recurrence intervals based on only two values. It would be statistically meaningless. But for those who insist... let's do the arithmetic. The three eruptions occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million and 0.64 million years ago. The two intervals are thus 0.8 and 0.66 million years, averaging to a 0.73 million-year interval. Again, the last eruption was 0.64 million years ago, implying that we are still about 90,000 years away from the time when we might consider calling Yellowstone overdue for another caldera- forming eruption. Nevertheless, we cannot discount the possibility of another such eruption occurring some time in the future, given Yellowstone's volcanic history and the continued presence of magma beneath the Yellowstone caldera.


We're good for a while yet.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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Links, please? Or better yet, a map to their location!



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