posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 01:30 AM
The catastrophic potential of an explosion in the Yellowstone Caldera is unimagineable. Modern geological history offers no equivalent with which to
compare. The fairly recent Mt. St. Helen's explosion would be a mere firecracker in comparison. Krakatoa in the 1880s, though larger, would still
be dwarfed. The largest caldera-forming explosion of which I'm aware is that of Santorini in the Mediterranean which devastated Crete...and I think
that too would be small potatos when stacked up against Yellowstone.
The Earth's mantle is a "work in progress"....periodically destroying life-forms residing thereon.
GOOGLE-searching on the topic makes for fascinating reading. I encourage all to edumicate theyselves.