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    4 Yellowstone Supervolcano Coming To Life

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    Not sure that "roaring" was a good choice of words at this stage....


    Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life

    By Michael Snyder, on October 2nd, 2013

    Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per year. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park sits the Yellowstone supervolcano – the largest volcano in North America. Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that it will erupt again one day, and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable. A full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would dump a 10 foot deep layer of volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away, and it would render much of the United States uninhabitable. When most Americans think of Yellowstone, they tend to conjure up images of Yogi Bear and “Old Faithful”, but the truth is that sleeping underneath Yellowstone is a volcanic beast that could destroy our nation in a single day and now that beast is starting to wake up.
    The Yellowstone supervolcano is so vast that it is hard to put it into words. According to the Daily Mail, the magma “hotspot” underneath Yellowstone is approximately 300 miles wide…
    The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.
    Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land collapses following a volcanic explosion.
    In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across.
    Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.
    When most Americans think of volcanic eruptions in the United States, they remember the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980. But that eruption would not even be worth comparing to a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano.
    And now the area around Yellowstone is becoming increasingly seismically active. In fact, Professor Bob Smith says that he has never seen anything like this in the 53 years that he has been watching Yellowstone…
    Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera.
    Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once.
    In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned…
    Yellowstone’s recent earthquake swarms started on Sept. 10 and were shaking until about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16.
    “A total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas, however, most have occurred in the Lower Geyser Basin,” a University of Utah statement said. “Notably much of seismicity in Yellowstone occurs as swarms.”
    So what is the worst case scenario?
    Well, according to the Daily Mail, a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable…
    It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.
    Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.
    Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.
    Can you think of another potential disaster that could accomplish the same thing?
    That is why what is going on at Yellowstone right now is so important, and the American people deserve the truth. The following are some more facts about Yellowstone that I compiled that I included in a previous article…
    #1 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could be up to 1,000 time more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
    #2 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would spew volcanic ash 25 miles up into the air.
    #3 The next eruption of Yellowstone seems to be getting closer with each passing year. Since 2004, some areas of Yellowstone National Park have risen by as much as 10 inches.
    #4 There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the Yellowstone area every single year.
    #5 In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.
    #6 A massive eruption of Yellowstone would mean that just about everything within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.
    #7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.
    #8 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would cover virtually the entire midwest United States with volcanic ash. Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out.
    #9 The “volcanic winter” that a massive Yellowstone eruption would cause would radically cool the planet. Some scientists believe that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.
    #10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone eruption. Some scientists believe that a full eruption by Yellowstone would render two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.
    #11 Scientists tell us that it is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will erupt but rather “when” the next inevitable eruption will take place.
    What makes all of this even more alarming is that a number of other very prominent volcanoes around the world are starting to roar back to life right now as well.
    For example, an Inquisitr article from back in July described how “the most dangerous volcano in Mexico” is starting to become extremely active…
    Popocatepetl Volcano is at it again. The active volcano near Mexico City erupted again this morning, spewing ash up into the sky.
    The volcano is currently in the middle of an extremely active phase. According to the International Business Times, the volcano has registered 39 exhalations in the last 24 hours.
    An eruption earlier this month caused several flights to be canceled in and out of Mexico City.
    The BBC notes that officials raised the alert level yellow following Popocateptl’s eruption on Saturday morning. Yellow is the third-highest caution level on the city’s seven step scale.
    And an NBC News article from August noted that one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Japan has erupted 500 times so far this year…
    Ash wafted as high as 3 miles above the Sakurajima volcano in the southern city of Kagoshima on Sunday afternoon, forming its highest plume since the Japan Meteorological Agency started keeping records in 2006. Lava flowed just over half a mile from the fissure, and several huge volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside.
    Though the eruption was more massive than usual, residents of the city of about 600,000 are used to hearing from their 3,664-foot neighbor. Kagoshima officials said in a statement that this was Sakurajima’s 500th eruption this year alone.
    So what does all of this mean?
    Are we now entering a time when volcanic eruptions will become much more common all over the globe?
    Could we rapidly be approaching the day when an absolutely devastating volcanic eruption will paralyze much of North America?
    Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…



    http://endoftheamericandream.com/arc...oaring-to-life



    Via John Leary (yet-to-be-approved)

    December 23, 2009:
    Jesus said: “My people, you have seen reports of earthquake activity near an active volcano in the Philippines. This vision of a truck trying to escape from volcanic ash and smoke is a real possibility from this active volcano. Exploding volcanoes can spread ash miles into the sky, and fallout can spread over a wide area. I have already warned you to have masks to protect yourself from a Yellowstone disaster and from deadly viruses. If you are in such a cloud of dust, breathe through your masks or through your clothes. If you breathe the ash and dust, your lungs could stop working, and you would suffocate and die. Any heavy dust clouds that go high into the sky, could blot out the sun, and cause cooler temperatures. Be prepared to go inside and take precautions in breathing so you do not inhale any dust or ash in the air, if you are near such an explosion.”


    July 30, 2008:
    Jesus said: "My people, you have been seeing more earthquake and volcano activity recently, but it is when they occur in populated areas that people could be hurt or killed. This vision of another massive volcano going off shows you how people will seek any place of safety, even in dark caves. I had asked you in some previous messages to have masks for some coming viruses in the chemtrails. You also could use your masks if a volcano should send its dusty ash over large areas. If you cannot find your masks from before, then you may have to purchase some new ones and place them in a spot that you can remember to find them. Volcanoes can spread ash thousands of miles away if it is sent into high atmospheric levels. Such explosive eruptions could even affect your weather when the ash could block out the sun. You have already seen cyclones and earthquakes that have caused many deaths, and there will be more natural disasters to come. Pray that the people will be spared their lives in any future destruction."


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    It has been doing this for 100s of years, but some years back it became obvious that some parts of the park the ground was a little hotter than noted in the past and to the point it would melt the rubber off the bottom of your sneakers and thus giving a few park visitors a real world hot foot. If and when it will blow no one knows.

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    Let it begin....!!!!!

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    So the whole justification for all this arm-waving is that there were 3 "swarms" of micro-quakes which one researcher, who has only been observing the area for 52 years, had not seen before. The last eruption was more than half a million years ago. Yes the ground is rising, but it's been doing that for some time now, and most geologists have taken a wait-and-see approach.

    When we start seeing a *significant* increase in geyser activity, and possibly a major shift in timing with some active geysers stopping, and others coming to life after long dormancy, then I'll be concerned. There are seismographs all over the park, and they'll detect any major magma motion; that'll be a real sign that something is stirring there.
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    If that sucker goes up.....game over for the U.S.

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    Game over for everyone! Nulear winter. No food anywhere in the world. Mass extinction event.

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    The Poles are flipping.....it is only a matter of "when"...






    Evidence Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Reversing

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/e...ons/topics/349



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    Would it not be possible to drill several "relief" bores to let some of the magma out? Apparently the magma is large enough; maybe they could just pick a spot? (Imagine a shrug smiley here; don't know to do it on my phone)

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    A few years back, the company that I work for drilled a well about 25,000 feet deep (almost 5 miles). As we approached total depth, the drilling mud would solidify due to the excessive heat.....not good.
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    I just posted this on the "other" forum too - yes Yellowstone is a potential threat but this article is from the Daily Mail the UK's answer to the National Enquirer (aka the Daily Fail) they do break some real science stories (I think they have a cub reporter that does this) but they also like to slant things in the most dire or entertaining way possible for their readers - I often read them just to see what particular line of horse-produce either the government or their owners feel like pushing this week (or sending out feelers about).

    Here is a lovely bit of comic fluff that was floating around facebook yesterday from friends in the UK (who also do historical stuff) what if the Daily Mail had been around in the time of Richard the Lion Hearted, would the cover have looked something like this?
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    Melodi....the article is not from the Daily Mail....but it does quote the Daily Mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMan View Post
    If that sucker goes up.....game over for the U.S.
    Game over for more than that.

    Question:

    What happens to all the nuke plants in the west if Yellowstone goes off ? I mean what happens long term when the power goes out and land and air space become impassible. Power plants are buried in ash.

    You see the eruption itself as horrible as it will be.... will be nothing compared to that.
    But not likely to die free

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    Those Republicans will stop at nothing to stir up trouble in a National Park that's supposed to be closed down!
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    In the mean time, its a darn good place to set up a geothermal system...
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    We lived in SE Idaho about 70 miles from Yellowstone 5 years ago. There was about a 2 week period where there was ash falling from the sky that the news just refused to cover. It was crazy. We left after that, didnt want to be in that mess!

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    Not to cast aspersions, but the author is selling an apocalyptic book. I'd want independent scientific corroboration of this event. I don't listen to fear-mongers.

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    Well, I HAVE seen the studies that prove it IS rising around 3" a year... and there have been some recent "resurrections" of geysers which haven't been seen in hundreds of years...

    It WILL happen... but given that it happens every 600,000 years or so, WHEN is anyone's guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamasteMama View Post
    We lived in SE Idaho about 70 miles from Yellowstone 5 years ago. There was about a 2 week period where there was ash falling from the sky that the news just refused to cover. It was crazy. We left after that, didnt want to be in that mess!
    What Ash? This is the first that I have ever heard of any ash freshly coming from yellowstone.

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    It is my understanding all the consequences of a major eruption listed in the original post are true. A major eruption could happen soon in geological time, which measured in millions of years. So you may only have to wait another 200,000 or 300,000 instead of 10 or 20 million years.

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    Would it not be possible to drill several "relief" bores to let some of the magma out? Apparently the magma is large enough; maybe they could just pick a spot?
    Even if we could (I am guessing the above post was not facetious?), it's not a good idea. Ever seen a carbuncle lanced? It's under pressure, about 2/3rd of what is in it will spurt out at once, and it's not a pretty sight. Try to imagine the entire Yellowstone caldera as a gigantic carbuncle on the face of the earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    The Poles are flipping.....it is only a matter of "when"...






    Evidence Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Reversing

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/e...ons/topics/349



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    If the poles flip it will not be the end of the world.
    The earth's magnetic field has be decreasing in strength for the last ~10000 years. Some ancient Chinese compasses no longer work.
    The earth will experience increased 'cosmic rays' at the surface when the magnetic strength drops below a certain level.But mankind has survived pole flips before.

    When rocks containing magnetic material, iron or nickle, and are heated above their Curie point and allowed to cool the magnetic domains align with the earth's magnetic field. Early man built camp fires hot enough to reach the Curie point and when the rocks cooled the material was locked into the then existing earth's magnetic field. It is possible to retrieve the information and compare the then magnetic field with the present magnetic field. When used with carbon dating it is possible to establish the age. When many sites are combined it is possible to build a 'map' of the earth's magnetic field over the years.

    There are a lot of things to worry about, the flipping of the earth's magnetic field isn't one of them.

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    note to yellowstone, don't sing it, bring it.... I'm ready to go home

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    [QUOTE=Melodi;4994037]I just posted this on the "other" forum too - yes Yellowstone is a potential threat but this article is from the Daily Mail the UK's answer to the National Enquirer (aka the Daily Fail) they do break some real science stories (I think they have a cub reporter that does this) but they also like to slant things in the most dire or entertaining way possible for their readers - I often read them just to see what particular line of horse-produce either the government or their owners feel like pushing this week (or sending out feelers about). [QUOTE]

    I wondered why the article was so poorly constructed and written...you answered that question, Melodi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    When we start seeing a *significant* increase in geyser activity, and possibly a major shift in timing with some active geysers stopping, and others coming to life after long dormancy, then I'll be concerned. There are seismographs all over the park, and they'll detect any major magma motion; that'll be a real sign that something is stirring there.
    Is this significant?

    Massive Yellowstone geyser puts on a surprise show
    By Amanda Watts and Melissa Gray, CNN
    updated 7:30 PM EDT, Fri August 2, 2013

    Steamboat is the largest of the park's 300 geysers
    It's unpredictable, sometimes waiting months or years between eruptions
    It erupted Wednesday for the first time in eight years
    The eruption was as high as 300 feet and it steamed for about 24 hours


    (CNN) -- Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable.

    The Steamboat geyser at Yellowstone National Park is the world's tallest active geyser, but it's unpredictable, sometimes waiting months or decades between eruptions. Once, in the 1960s, it erupted 29 times in a year.

    It's rare to be there when Steamboat wakes up. Its eruptions are massive and impressive, reaching as high as 400 feet and lasting as long as 40 minutes. And the show doesn't end there: A thick column of thundering steam spews for hours after an eruption, as if it's a giant steam engine.

    Steamboat must have decided it was showtime again on Wednesday. For the first time in eight years, and without warning, the geyser suddenly erupted in a massive spectacle, stunning those on the observation deck, who raced to pull out their cameras.
    "We estimate this eruption was about 200 to 300 feet high, and then it just steamed for about 24 hours," said Yellowstone spokesman Dan Hottle.

    It took park rangers about two hours to get there. Because of the number of geysers at Yellowstone -- 300, which is more than half of the world's total -- rangers rely on electronic heat sensors placed at each geyser to tell them when one has gone off. Steamboat is in the Norris Geyser Basin in Wyoming.

    "When it jumps up, we know we've had an eruption shoot up," Hottle said. With Steamboat, "we saw that jump and then some folks called that it happened."

    Hottle said only about 30 or 40 people saw it Wednesday. Now, fans are pumped up for the next unexpected show.
    "For us, it's exciting. Every time you're down there, you wonder if that'll be the time that it erupts," he said.
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/01/us/yel...ser/index.html

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    Doubtful. If 50-100 geysers all started spewing continuously, and hundreds of steam vents opened, that would be what I'd term significant.

    A single geyser awakening isn't something I'd care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Doubtful. If 50-100 geysers all started spewing continuously, and hundreds of steam vents opened, that would be what I'd term significant.
    And at about that time you'd be seeing the elite moving to either SA or to Africa! When they start moving overseas then you know it's time to follow suit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    What Ash? This is the first that I have ever heard of any ash freshly coming from yellowstone.
    Haven't seen or heard of any Ash either, and I live next door to Yellowstone.

    Wonder if there was Ash from forest fires....

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    As a geologist, I think the Long Valley Caldera is a greater threat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meandk0610 View Post
    Would it not be possible to drill several "relief" bores to let some of the magma out? Apparently the magma is large enough; maybe they could just pick a spot? (Imagine a shrug smiley here; don't know to do it on my phone)
    I believe the problem would be that any bit that drills that deep would melt...
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    I know about geological time and all but I wonder when they talk about the dome rising 3 inches per year, they don't mention how many inches it has to go until it becomes problematic or at what point does it really become worrisome? Do we estimate we have three more feet to go or ten more feet or is it unknown how much pressure the earth will take before letting go. Everyone pretty much says when, not if, so if it does happen in our lifetime, I'm thinking it will be pretty spectacular.
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    Question: If and when the Caldera erupts, say at the worst case scenario, would the pressure release effect be enough to affect the Earths orbit/oscillation/ around the Sun, as well as its relationship to the moon?? (The latter dependant on the rotational aspect of the planet when the Caldera lets go, in relationshil to the position of the moon)

    Imagine a balloon letting the air exit rapidly, it creates a force, and as Newtons third? law states, "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction"

    If the force is sufficient, this could have been one of the reasons for the extinction of the Dinosaurs in the past? Viz: an extinction event?

    Another point to ponder is; If the planet is a self regulating body...... as certain elements of the population say, "Gaia rules" - It would certainly be a drastic way of population control...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbabulldog View Post
    I believe the problem would be that any bit that drills that deep would melt...
    Hello, mbabulldog.

    Carbon steel melts at between 2600 and 2800 degrees Fahrenheit and Titanium at 3040 degrees Fahrenheit while magmas range in temperature from 680 to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately), so melting drill bits might not be as big a problem as how rock reacts at high temperature.

    The Russians began the Kola Borehole Project in 1962 (an attempt to drill to the Moho discontinuity where the crust and mantle intermingle). In 1994, they ceased drilling at approximately 7.5 miles because the temperatures had begun to rise precipitously and the rock was so porous that at those temperatures it behaved more like a plastic than a solid. It flowed back to fill the hole every time the drill was removed to replace the drill bit. (See more at: http://www.damninteresting.com/the-deepest-hole/)

    The magma at Yellowstone is reportedly 30 miles down. Without new advances in drilling technology, that seems an insurmountable distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarletbreasted View Post
    Question: If and when the Caldera erupts, say at the worst case scenario, would the pressure release effect be enough to affect the Earths orbit/oscillation/ around the Sun, as well as its relationship to the moon?? (The latter dependant on the rotational aspect of the planet when the Caldera lets go, in relationshil to the position of the moon)

    Imagine a balloon letting the air exit rapidly, it creates a force, and as Newtons third? law states, "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction"

    If the force is sufficient, this could have been one of the reasons for the extinction of the Dinosaurs in the past? Viz: an extinction event?

    Another point to ponder is; If the planet is a self regulating body...... as certain elements of the population say, "Gaia rules" - It would certainly be a drastic way of population control...............
    sb
    Hello, Scarletbreasted.

    Both the Fukushima and Indonesian quakes altered the Earth's wobble by shifting the distribution of the Earth's landmasses. But then again, so do melting or advancing glaciers, albeit less powerfully. So, while calculable, the effects of the aforementioned are imperceptible to us. Anything as large as the Yellowstone caldera blowing might certainly have an even greater effect, but what that might be is anyone's guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    I don't listen to fear-mongers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarletbreasted View Post
    Question: If and when the Caldera erupts, say at the worst case scenario, would the pressure release effect be enough to affect the Earths orbit/oscillation/ around the Sun, as well as its relationship to the moon?? (The latter dependant on the rotational aspect of the planet when the Caldera lets go, in relationshil to the position of the moon)

    Imagine a balloon letting the air exit rapidly, it creates a force, and as Newtons third? law states, "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction"

    If the force is sufficient, this could have been one of the reasons for the extinction of the Dinosaurs in the past? Viz: an extinction event?

    Another point to ponder is; If the planet is a self regulating body...... as certain elements of the population say, "Gaia rules" - It would certainly be a drastic way of population control...............
    sb
    While the quakes associated with a supervolcano eruption would certainly have the same sort of effects that other large quakes have had (nano- or microsecond alterations in the earth's rotation speed), the amount of mass that would have to be liberated in order to push the earth like an unknotted balloon would be so great the whole planet would break apart first. The earth isn't really "solid"; it's a gigantic mass of matter all orbiting one point very closely. The moon merely orbits the same center of gravity that the planet's matter does, just further away. The Yellowstone caldera isn't going to erupt like Mt. St. Helens or Vesuvius, or Tambora or Toba did. It'll likely be a bigger version of the Hawaiian volcanoes, though there may be smaller eruptions within the greater one that are more explosive.

    In any case, the Yellowstone caldera has let go at least 9 or 10 times since the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the world hasn't fallen apart yet. And no, even an eruption that big wouldn't have been enough to cause the dinosaurs' extinction all by itself. In fact, there was a far larger eruption going on at the time (the Deccan Traps), and even that wasn't enough.

    To get a kill that big, you need something the size of the Chixculub impactor (6 miles of rock), which may even have been a contributor to the Deccan Traps (Chixculub was almost diametrically opposite to the Traps). And there's at least one theory out there that Chixculub was just the baby brother of the main impactor which is said to have hit off the present-day coast of India and was far larger (if the crater is as large as they think, it's 250 by 350 miles).

    So even if Yellowstone goes, it's not going to be a total-kill like an asteroid would be, though it would certainly be a cataclysmic disaster.
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    Yellowstone will erupt.

    The earth will catch a massive CME.

    Another ice-age will happen.

    A massive asteroid will impact the planet again.

    I will run out of bourbon.


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    #7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

    I just checked and I live 1985.9 miles away from Yellowstone, but still, I don't think I have enough ziplock bags to handle something like that.

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