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[11PzG]matyast

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#1 10 years ago

Today in Helsingin Sanomat, there was an article about the increasing vulcanic activity in the Yellowstone park. I am sure everyone has already seen that crappy Yellowstone Documentary, which says that the world will enter another icage when the "supervulcano of doom" will errupt.

What do you guys think will happen? Here is a link to the seismic activity list Recent Earthquakes for Yellowstone




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#2 10 years ago

We're all fucked.




stylie

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#3 10 years ago

Yeah, that.




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#4 10 years ago

We already are in an ice age. :P




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#5 10 years ago

Well, basically its like this. It will happen. Eventually.

Probably not in our lifetimes.

And there's not a damn thing we can do to prevent or prepare really for something of that magnitude, short entire evacuation of the midwest.

So my feeling, don't worry about that which you can't help. Its just like an asteriod hitting earth, or that island off the coast of africa collapsing into the sea and creating a huge tidal wave. Will it happen? Maybe. Can be prevent it? Nope.




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#6 10 years ago

Actually... it is 100% and completely due, in geological terms... I think it is about every 650,000 years it blows its top! Ive been there a few times, it really is an amazing place.




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#7 10 years ago

Last I heard last night was they have recorded over 300 earthquakes registering about 3.2-3.5 on the Richter scale.

The problem is if it does blow the ash and dust fallout will blow east and south east and cover some of the US's best famlands. It would wipe out a very large quanity of crops for a few years at least, depends on the acidity or Ph of the ash.

Course if it rains all that ash turns to something similar to concrete.

Watch videos of the northwest dealing with Mount St. Helen's but on a magnitude about 100x larger. Not so much more destructive per se but lots more ash and debris.




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#8 10 years ago

The eruption wouldn't be so spectacular from my end, the dust cloud it would create would engulf parts of the united states, even possibly my home state, hell, one of these morning I may wake up in the midst of a ash winter :uhoh:




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#9 10 years ago

well as geologist i would say that it is inevitable that yellowstone will erupt. Its just a matter of time. The important thing is to determine the RI (recurrence interval)

Also its not sure yellowstone will erupt as a supervulcano or as a normal vulcano.




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#10 10 years ago
Anlushac11;4756064Last I heard last night was they have recorded over 300 earthquakes registering about 3.2-3.5 on the Richter scale. The problem is if it does blow the ash and dust fallout will blow east and south east and cover some of the US's best famlands. It would wipe out a very large quanity of crops for a few years at least, depends on the acidity or Ph of the ash. Course if it rains all that ash turns to something similar to concrete. Watch videos of the northwest dealing with Mount St. Helen's but on a magnitude about 100x larger. Not so much more destructive per se but lots more ash and debris.

Yeah, in Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything he devotes a small section to this. We're about 50,000 years late for another eruption...meaning it will be more powerful. Supposedly we'll see western North America blanketed like Pompeii and with all the devastation of Mt St Helens. The ash would also be about as bad, or worse, than a comet or nuclear war. One of his main devices for showing the scale of an eruption like that was to compare crater sizes. IIRC he compared Krakatoa and Thera (whose ash we have found in the ice caps, and completely wiped out the Minoans), with craters several miles wide, to the "buried crater" of Yellowstone: on the order of 800 miles.