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originally posted by: Bluntone22
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.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Mach2
This has been covered countless times, the OP could have easily checked the old threads instead of creating a new one that doesn't provide any new information.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: TheRepublicOfCanada
This is always a fun thought experiment. Lets say that it pops:
On the west coast of the US is not a bad place to be. The Rocky Mountains will provide some delayed protection, here is Washington State those of us on the western side of the Cascades should also get some delayed protection.
originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Thanks for sharing the map links. I also believe that Nebraska's Ashfall Fossil Bed discovery may give a more accurate study on what would occur here in America.
First excavations at Nebraska's Ashfall Fossil Bed Natl Park
True they estimate that these were created nearly 12 million years ago when an offshoot caldera of Yellowstone erupted up in southwest Idaho. The caldera was bigger than the current Yellowstone but the discovery in Nebraska is amazing look at the effect the ash had on the wildlife and plantlife at the time.
They nicknamed it the Pompeii of the Plains. Since the fossils are amazingly as pristine of a setting as those in Pompeii. Check out the full article. It is amazing in details of this discovery. I must admit it looks like larger humans will not die quickly or in hours...but tragically will suffer days / weeks before the eventual end. Sadly, grieving for their wee ones on top of that.
Edit: curiously, I wonder if this eruption assisted the glacial period in? Guessing if my Michigan family survives initial fallout...after a period of time...we would have to safely migrate south and east as perhaps the Clovis people did in history. Found an info tour vid of this site for those who want a quick view:
I must admit it looks like larger humans will not die quickly or in hours...but tragically will suffer days / weeks before the eventual end.