Scientists have revealed the supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park is twice as big

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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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Make of it as you will. More doom porn or something to watch for.





...Yellowstone is merely the skin on top of a supervolcano - a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth's surface.


"A team from the University of Utah have told the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco that Yellowstone's magama chamber is 2.5 times larger than previously thought.

It is an underground cavern measuring some 90km by 30km and containing between 200 and 300 billion cubic kilometres of molten rock.

If it blows it will wipe out America - and have enormous impacts on the rest of the world."

Oh dear! Better run for the hills!!!!







Twenty "smaller" supervolcanoes have been found nearby, on the Utah / Nevada state border. The new study published in the journal Geosphere shows that these volcanoes are not active today. But, 30 million years ago, they spilt more than 5500 cubic kilometres of magma during a one-week period.


Full story:
(Sorry for some reason this wont link)
www.news.com.au

I thought this would be interesting reading...not doom...
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:47 PM
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My local news did a piece on this tonight. They claim there is enough liquid magma beneath the surface to fill the grand canyon to the top.

I hope she dont get any funny ideas about blowing......goodbye north america.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:51 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I wonder what made them release this information now.


I'm not into doom porn, but all I'm saying is:
"Winter is coming."



Ps: I'm glad I don't live anywhere near that continent anymore. Phew! That was close.
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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I have always found Yellowstone fascinating.

People love to obsess over crazy doom scenarios, rogue planets, aliens, or a good ol biblical apocalypse.

I just laugh at all of those and think of the fact that at technically any moment a quarter of the planet could just erupt and more than likely render the majority of the planet uninhabitable.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:55 PM
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Rainbowresidue
reply to post by pandersway
 


Thanks for the heads up. I wonder what made them release this information now.


I'm not into doom porn, but all I'm saying is:
"Winter is coming."



Ps: I'm glad I don't live anywhere near that continent anymore. Phew! That was close.
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If she ever went, she would throw up ash that would block out the sun in the northern hemisphere for several years. Burrrr, its gunna get cold.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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They are only stating what the evidence tells them, when it will blow....is it a case of it will never happen? or is it a case it will but no one knows when? If it is the second scenario and it happened this century then the US will be wiped out. If it happens in a 10,000 years mabey it wont matter as humans will have technology to live on other planets.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Yeah, the way this article is written, it's 'get outta town while the gettins good!' I had to laugh but it still is an interesting subject.

Can anyone post the link from news.com.au ???? I had big difficulties.

www.news.com.au...



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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How often do volcanic eruptions occur at Yellowstone? Three extremely large explosive eruptions have occurred at Yellowstone in the past 2.1 million years with a recurrence interval of about 600,000 to 800,000 years. More frequent eruptions of basalt and rhyolite lava flows have occurred before and after the large caldera-forming events. For example, scientists have identified at least 27 different rhyolite lava flows that erupted after the most recent caldera eruptions, about 640,000 years ago, from vents inside the caldera. The most recent was about 70,000 years ago. Many of these eruptions were separated in time by several tens of thousands of years. Because the evidence of earlier eruptions may have been either buried or destroyed, we do not really know how often the volcano has actually erupted.


Yellowstone

As the geological studies have shown, a major eruption every 600-800k years. If they really have the time span right, then we could be expecting something any day/year now.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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I find it so interesting that a super power can go from total dominance to nothing if mother nature decides to unleash it's fury.... I know many believe this would be a world killer, I'm not convinced of that yet. I believe with nearly 8 billion on the planet, some will find a way to survive this, but don't get me wrong, many billions will die...



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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Besides fraking what other technologies or human induced occurrences could induce a premature pop ?

Wouldn't use geothermic plants reduce the risk by over time reducing the temperature and so increase the solidity of the mantle ?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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I suppose it would make the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. a kindergarten version and we all learned about the damage because it's reputation lived on 2000 years later.

Professor Stephen Self, a vulcanologist at the Open University had this to say about this slumbering giant:

"An area the size of North America can be devastated and pronounced deterioration of global climate would be expected for a few years following the eruption," Professor Self explained. "They could result in the devastation of world agriculture, severe disruption of food supplies and mass starvation. These effects could be sufficiently severe to threaten the fabric of civilisation."

www.rense.com...



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:06 PM
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Last I heard the ground was physically hot and most of the animals were leaving but that was some time ago.

Doesn't sound too good.

God bless America.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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Mt. Tambora was the largest volcano eruption of the 19th century. I've heard it called a supervolcano.

It blew up in April 1815, and caused what's called the year without a summer in 1816.



Adding to the disaster's massive scale, the huge amount of dust blasted into the upper atmosphere by the Tambora eruption contributed to a bizarre and highly destructive weather event the following year. And 1816 became known as The Year Without a Summer.


Understand that the climate disruption of Tambora, an eruption in Indonesia, caused massive crop failures and a year of such adverse weather in America - on the other side of the world.

Sure, Krakatoa gets more attention, but Tambora was actually the more catastrophic disaster on many levels wiping out an entire island culture among many other things, and it's just a taste of what a supervolcano can do.
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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It really wouldn't take much to send us over the edge and into the abyss. Just take a look at Fukushima recently. But that's another thread.

I think the question isn't 'if' but 'when'. The balance on Earth can so easily be upset. So, live everyday to its fullest...I'm a real proponent of that and not a doomsday follower.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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not asacred
in fact,. i welcome any and all activity that cometh
nothing ever happens anyway

we could use a monster event like this.. but it wont happen.
so doom off



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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Just read this on the news and immediately came to see if any one had posted, So if the size they thought it was could cause a global extinction level event and it is two and a half times bigger than they thought or more at 600 to 800 cubic km of molten rock and the caldera is swelling which indicates increasing pressure then maybe it is time to see if there is a way to technologically take the strain away, the atomic boring machines if real could be applied to make multiple artificial lave tubes through stable granite into the region, it would be difficult as if they miscalculate and pass through flawed rock then the pressure would cause breaches there but it would be a hell of a lot better than letting the pressure cooker explode.
These thermal pressure release tubes could tap the vast geothermal energy as well and provide more electricity than the US consumes, however the cost would be both financially and politically crippling for any government so they will probably let it explodes and hide in there underground facilities thinking themselves safe like lemmings running off of a cliff (which they do when the food runs out because they are herd animals though small and are trying to migrate to land that is no longer there).



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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Can you even comprehend the back payments (and future payments) in carbon taxes Yellowstone owes Al Gore and the Globalists?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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bahahah.

Mt tambora, wasn't that the volcano that caused the little ice age?....the Thames river froze solid that year if im not mistaken?

Facepalm
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:54 PM
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She is going to blow on November 14th next year. Old faithful blows every day doesn't she?





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