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Yellowstone - How much damage will it actually cause?

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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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When Yellowstone eventually erupts, how much damage will the supervolcano cause to the USA...and the world?

As they say, fail to prepare and prepare to fail - so, where should I evacuate to in preparation?
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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

Full eruption... really cant get any worse than that.


US gone and most of the rest of the world will be hosed within a year or so after the debris settles in and blocks the sun killing a majority of the plants.


Well that's my WAG anyways.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

800km radius will be in the dead zone where you do not want to be, and 100km zone will be instant death zone.. according to FEMA


www.express.co.uk...
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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: TheRepublicOfCanadaso, where should I evacuate to in preparation?


Australia.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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If you're on the ISS you'll be ok for a while.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

Full eruption... really cant get any worse than that.


US gone and most of the rest of the world will be hosed within a year or so after the debris settles in and blocks the sun killing a majority of the plants.


Well that's my WAG anyways.



Yeah, worst-case scenario of a full eruption may perhaps mean that an off-planet location could be the best bet...
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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: Tortuga
If you're on the ISS you'll be ok for a while.


Supplies would quickly run out and those few folks would eventually perish.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:59 AM
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Antarctica is probably your best bet. There's already barely any sun there, plant life doesn't grow, so whatever is there is already set up to survive the type of conditions an eruption would cause in the rest of the world.

Plus, not many people. In the time after the eruption people would be the most dangerous thing.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

It could trigger another Ice Age with the amount of dust and ash it will spew into the atmosphere, if nothing else it will stop the Global Warming worries.


You wouldn't want to be living close to it.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 12:29 PM
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We can call it the next mass extinction. The actual 800 km dead zone will be the least of the problems for the world.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

Right next to it?
I figure quick and easy death would be best, compared to the alternative.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

There are hundreds of threads here about Yellowstone.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom
chiefsmom is on the ball. Get a front row seat and go out with a bang. Otherwise go out with a wimper as over a couple of years the WHOLE world will be toxic for mankind and I mean everywhere. No bugout, no bunkers will help nobody.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 01:50 PM
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The United states will get off easy if Yellowstone erupts.
We will die early and not be starved to death by the new ice age.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 02:38 PM
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Wyoming and Montana will suffer massive losses in tourist revenue...oh, wait, there won't be a Wyoming or a Montana.

A nice place in Patagonia might be ideal.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

There are hundreds of threads here about Yellowstone.


And?????



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

Almost certainly end America and change the whole global political scene..

If America doesn’t end it will for sure send us to the bottom of the global nation state pile.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada

I don’t think it would stop the ISS astronauts from returning long term.. might have to wait for the atmosphere to clear a bit..



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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Here is a couple of maps on ash fallout and thickness zones. It looks like the eastern seaboard and down around the lower half of the Mexico border states won't be too bad. The southern tip of Texas and Florida looks the best to avoid ash fallout.

Michigan will be coated in ash up to 10mm, so if you can avoid breathing it in, you could live though it long enough to leave the area I imagine. It seems that 10mm of ash fallout would probably get washed away in a good rain storm or two and leave things mostly livable (I can only hope). But then there is the nuclear winter scenario that could start a mini ice age and screw Michigan over really good.

Kill zone and Ash Fallout Map

Ash Thickness Map
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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

The ash on the ground isn't the problem.
The ash in the atmosphere will cause an ice age and 95% of the worlds population will die.



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