posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 03:48 PM
In short, no one really knows. Our understanding of so-called supervolcanic eruptions and the processes underlying them (rhetorically and literally)
is limited because the only evidence of them we have are from the distant past relative to seismology and volcanism we can directly observe and study
today. All we really have our best guesses, and those guesses continue to evolve as data and imaging of the caldera and the larger system mount
On the one hand, that no one really knows should probably be a bit terrifying of course.
On the other... there's absolutely nothing we can do about it. It could happen tomorrow, or it could happen centuries from now. There might be a
warning, there might not. There might be time to conclude, "Yes this is really happening, so we have to evacuate the entire... oh wait. That's
logistically impossible and would present an unprecedented migration of human life from one part of a huge country to another, and cause all sorts of
other problems in the process. Nevermind." There might not.
It's scary, but not something I can lose sleep over because it's a bit like a killer NEO inbound. (Except we might have a slightly higher chance of
being able to foresee and prevent that. Maybe.) It's not something I can do anything about. Unfortunately.
edit on 3/29/2016 by AceWombat04 because: Typo