posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 09:21 AM
Originally posted by MooMix3
I saw a show saying yellow stone is a cauldra or something (a volcano erupted leaving an air pocket under ground, then the land caved in on the
pocket) now its filling with lava. It could erupt tomorrow or in 200,000 years. Thats how unpredictable it is. One thing is for certain: The world
would see significant drops in temperature and sunlight would be blocked
Actually yellowstone is every 700,000 years or so (if memory serves).. currently it's 40,000 years overdue, but it's not *that* unpredictable, it
has a well defined cycle.
Additionally, I remember reading that the recent tsunami cuasing quake was also similarly overdue.
Most of these faults and volcanic mechanisms have 'schedules' that are well defined in geoloigic time terms (i.e. xx thousands of years).. just not
very useful for day to day predictions.