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    Yellowstone Super Volcano About To Erupt?

    Some say there is a better chance that an asteroid will hit the earth. But other experts believe the time is overdue for a super volcanic eruption. There has been one approximately every 600,000 years, but 640,000 years since the last one at Yellowstone National Park where the volcano exists, although it doesn't look like your average volcano because all the tourists are actually walking right over the crater as they flock to see Old Faithful in Wyoming.

    With all the recent earthquake activity, the facts and rumours are abounding. It is interesting to learn about this area of the world that possibly boasts the conditions for the largest volcano in the history of mankind which could arguably spell disaster for the planet.
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    I bet when a decent sized asteroid hit in the past, a lot of volcanoes went off including this one. It has been active lately so who knows maybe it will blow and wipe out the western half of the US.

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    Whether it is now or later, what often strikes me is how the only remaining Superpower is, at some time, going to be decimated by Nature. No doubt the Chinese will assume dominance when this happens.

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    Anything could happen before the end of America. It could be now or 100,000 years from now. Will any humans be alive then?

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    I think I've already seen this movie

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    Bruce Willis can probably fix it.

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    ^ and if brucie is busy Rick ( danger) Thai will take care of any shit. Have no fear!

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    I can feel a distinct rumbling but I think Yellowmassaman Park Time,

    The interesting thing is like baseball all good things including the Calmer Sutra kneads a good

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    The eastern world it is exploding
    Violence flaring and bullets loading
    You're old enough to kill but not for voting
    You don't believe in war but what's that gun you're toting
    And even Jordan river has bodies floating

    But you tell me
    Over and over and over again my friend
    Ah you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Whether it is now or later, what often strikes me is how the only remaining Superpower is, at some time, going to be decimated by Nature. No doubt the Chinese will assume dominance when this happens.
    I believe they [Chinese] already have....

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    saw a good,well presented doco on this volcano last year,tried to show what would happen if it went off,bloody hell, i would want to be a long way away if it happened.

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    It already went up in 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Bruce Willis can probably fix it.
    Steven Seagal is a better bet.

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    Chuck Norris.

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    “Yellowstone, it turns out, is a supervolcano. It sits on top of an enormous hot spot, a reservoir of molten rock that rises from at least 125 miles down in the Earth. The heat from the hot spot is what powers all of Yellowstone’s vents, geysers, hot springs, and popping mud pots. Beneath the surface is a magma chamber that is about forty-five miles across – roughly the same dimensions as the park – and about eight miles thick at its thickest point. Imagine a pile of TNT about the size of Rhode Island and reaching eight miles into the sky, to about the height of the highest cirrus clouds, and you have some idea of what visitors to Yellowstone are shuffling around on top of…If it blew, the cataclysm is pretty well beyond imagining.”[2]

    “Since its first known eruption 16.5 million years ago, it has blown up about a hundred times, but the most recent three eruptions are the ones that get written about. The last eruption was a thousand times greater than that of Mount St. Helens; the one before that was 280 times bigger, and the one before was so big that nobody knows exactly how big it was. It was at least twenty-five hundred times greater than St. Helens, but perhaps eight thousand times more monstrous.”[2]

    “The ash fall from the last Yellowstone eruption covered all or parts of nineteen western states (plus parts of Canada and Mexico) – nearly the whole of the United States west of the Mississippi. This, bear in mind, is the breadbasket of America, an area that produces roughly half the world’s cereals. And ash, it is worth remembering, is not like a big snowfall that will melt in the spring. If you wanted to grow crops again, you would have to find some place to put all the ash. It took thousands of workers eight months to clear 1.8 billion tons of debris from the sixteen acres of the World Trade Center site in New York. Imagine what it would take to clear Kansas. And that’s not even to consider the climatic consequences. The last supervolcano eruption on Earth was at Toba, in northern Sumatra, seventy-four thousand years ago. No one knows quite how big it was other that it was a whopper. Greenland ice cores show that the Toba blast was followed by at least six years of “volcanic winter” and goodness knows how many poor growing seasons after that. The event, it is thought, may have carried humans right to the brink of extinction, reducing the global population to no more than a few thousand individuals. That means that all modern humans arose from a very small population base, which would explain our lack of genetic diversity. At all events, there is some evidence to suggest that for the next twenty thousand years the total number of people on Earth was never more than a few thousand at any time. That is, needless to say, a long time to recover from a single volcanic blast.”[2]

    “The cycle of Yellowstone’s eruptions averaged one massive blow every 600,000 years. The last one, interestingly enough, was 630,000 years ago. Yellowstone, it appears, is due.”

    Bill Bryson, from "A Short history of Nearly Everything"


    but hey, not to worry- Lake Toba in Sumatra is an even bigger super volcano, and may well blow first. Dunno why we bother about the San Andreas fault so much- pretty small stuff in comparison.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It already went up in 2012
    Here's the film Reddog meant, almost certainly. It's BBC vs Hollywood.


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    Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Scientists say that Yellowstone is not overdue.

    USGS: Volcano Hazards Program - Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Featured Articles Archive

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    That oft quoted every 600,000 years is a made up stat.

    Yellowstone has recorded 3 supereruptions, one 2,4 Millions years ago, a second 1,2 Million years ago and the 3rd 640,00 years ago. But eruptions are not really cyclical. Also Yellowstone has experienced several small eruptions, lava extrusions and gas explosions since then. These eventa reduce pressure and therefore reduces that chances of another supereruption. (150,000 yrs ago, 70,000 yrs ago and 13,800 yrs ago)

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    ^Well, we are safe now because Willy Wanker has spoken, now that he graduated from Volcanic Uni overnight...

    Right up there with that cocksucker Iceman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    ^Well, we are safe now because Willy Wanker has spoken, now that he graduated from Volcanic Uni overnight...

    Right up there with that cocksucker Iceman...
    I am flattered that you mention me in so many of your posts. I can only presume that I warranted this attention for referring to you as 'boringboy'

    Anyway feel free to continue to use silly schoolboy language.

    I would only be upset were you to argue with my original assessment.

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    ^Right on cue...Hook, line, and sinker...It's just too easy...

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