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Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano just took a deep "breath," causing miles of ground to rise dramatically, scientists report. The simmering volcano has produced major eruptions—each a thousand times more powerful than Mount St. Helens's 1980 eruption—three times in the past 2.1 million years. Yellowstone's caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) swath of Wyoming, is an ancient crater formed after the last big blast, some 640,000 years ago
Originally posted by verschickter
So they care about London? What about the people living near that thing, like me?edit on 2-1-2012 by verschickter because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thebel
Well, that is another Supervolcano that is overdue. It isn't overdue as much as Yellowstone, but still hundreds of years. But Earth's volcanism is slowly decaying, and I bet lot of volcanoes are overdue.
Yellostone can't wipe out whole US, but Laacher See can wipe out whole Germany + neighboring countries. And Yellowstone can easily release its pressure through geysers, but there isn't geysers in Germany
Too bad they don't have observatory there(?). I would like to see seismograph/heliocorder. You can only predict eruption if you can see harmonics.
Originally posted by admiralmary
Yet another sensational topic headline with nothing actually impending whatsoever!