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Originally posted by Mactire
If we're talking super volcano then I'd say zip.
Ever seen that scene in 2012?
It would be worse than that.edit on 23-5-2011 by Mactire because: (no reason given)
Tambora erupted in 1815 killing 92 000 people making 1816 the year without a summer as the global climate effects were felt. Aerosols from the Tambora eruption blocked out sunlight and reduced global temperatures by 3 deg C. Europe missed a summer, and India had crop failures following the Tambora eruption. 100 cubic km of magma was erupted. Ten thousand people were killed immediately from the pyroclastic flows and the eventual toll due to starvation and disease may have been as high as 117,000. The eruption caused a tsunami with a wave height of 10 m.
Originally posted by Mactire
reply to post by Denco
Then you're like me. Someone else posted a thread the other day about "If you were faced with the end of the world, would you bother to try and survive?"
I answered that I didn't care if it were a thousand foot tsunami, I don't have it in me to just watch like a deer in headlights while I was consumed by whatever doom was coming my way. I'm gonna survive... or die trying.
Originally posted by Segador
An eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera would be a mass extinction event.
The related catastrophe theory holds that this supervolcanic event plunged the planet into a 6-to-10-year volcanic winter, which resulted in the world's human population being reduced to 10,000 or even a mere 1,000 breeding pairs, creating a bottleneck in human evolution.
Originally posted by saltdog
reply to post by cloaked4u
It would probably trigger major earthquakes with all the magma and lava fliing out of the ground, the pressure on the plates would change and it could easily be an end game for all of north america...then would it trigger sunami waves to wipe out other coastal areas in asia, europe, africa and south america??
It wouldn't be something that we would recover from for several generations..or ever.
YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
Monday, May 2, 2011 2:58 PM MDT (Monday, May 2, 2011 20:58 UTC)
YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (CAVW #1205-01-)
44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Earthquake Summary: During the month of April 2011, 91 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest was a magnitude 2.2 event on April 13 at 7:11 AM MDT, located about 15 miles southeast of West Thumb, YNP. A small swarm of 24 earthquakes was recorded on April 14, located about 5 miles east of West Thumb, YNP, with magnitudes ranging from M 2.0 to M -0.1. For a map of recent earthquakes, please see:
Ground Deformation Summary: The period of caldera uplift that began in 2004 ended about one year ago. Since then, the caldera has been subsiding, though seasonal deformation from ground water changes may temporarily mask the trend. Please see: www.uusatrg.utah.edu... for a map of GPS stations in the Yellowstone vicinity. For a graph of daily GPS positions at White Lake, within the Yellowstone caldera, please see: pboweb.unavco.org...×eries=raw.
Is there any chance for survival?
Originally posted by taccj9903
I live in Colorado as well but I'm not going to fear Yellowstone blowing up. Where exactly is a safe place to live where there isn't threat of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Live your life and enjoy...stop worrying about the next catastrophe that might happen.edit on 24-5-2011 by taccj9903 because: typo