posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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
(Sorry for some reason this wont link)
I thought this would be interesting reading...not doom...
edit on ppm1211America/ChicagoWed, 11 Dec 2013 18:55:14 -0600143pm13 by pandersway
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edit on Wed Dec 11 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: attempt to fix link