posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 01:10 PM
reply to post by grantbeed
oh most definitely. I just tend to chuckle slightly at how a certain select segment of the site goes hog wild during the bi-annual yellowstone watch,
of which this post is about a month out of cycle for.
What it seems to me, is that something this large will not 'just explode one day' we're going to have months, perhaps years of very definite
buildup. One thing I tend to find lacking in reports about previous eruptions of yellowstone is its effect on neighboring geologic entities as well,
if it's even possible to tell. was there increased volcanic activity or seismic in the region leading up to the final blow up besides yellowstone?
Given the wide ranging effects that an eruption could cause, while it looks like most of he destruction won't make it east of the Mississippi from
the models, will it have consequences on other geologic features out this way such as the New Madrid seismic zone.
My hypothesis (aka armchair educated guess) is that the supercaldera won't cause near the devastation and upheaval we think it will outside of
massive flora/fauna die off and weather patterns changing, but the real destruction will come from the side effects on other geologic entities on this
tectonic plate and neighboring ones.