R20, do you live under a rock? Have you ever been to school? Do you know anything?
i'm off to bareback then.
R11, my comment had to do with the theory that an explosion within the galaxy created the Earth. Perhaps these weather events are a continuation of that explosion.
We have droughts yet the glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, according to scientists. Alarming amounts of rain in Europe and Australia. Record cold and hot temps.
R9 aka Mother Nature
[quote]Perhaps these weather events are a continuation of that explosion.
Science doesn't work that way.
R17 is very correct. Yellowstone has earthquakes in the vicinity almost daily. Yes, today's is larger than most, but it's no reason to panic. Larger volcano's in other parts of the world have greater potential for danger/supervolcano than any current activity in Yellowstone.
R9/36, stop getting your science from bad SyFy disaster movies and Roland Emmerich films.
R27, Why do you say that? Didn't the glaciers melt a couple millions of years ago? Isn't that what they're doing now?
R9 and R26
Should we buy lots of plastic sheeting and tape?
I love r4
Another way to look at his is it is possible the earthquakes are relieving built up stress that otherwise would be released in an eruption.
Cheer up world, it may never bloody happen.
R28 is correct.
A guy named Charlie Frost is talking about this on the web right now, seems something really might be happening.
[quote]Another way to look at his is it is possible the earthquakes are relieving built up stress that otherwise would be released in an eruption.
That's not the way it works for volcanos. That's the way it works for fault lines. Very different things.
ha, does the Yellowstone magma remind you of anything?
The Yellowstone Super-Volcano is actually over-due for an eruption. By quite a bit. But scientists think that the hot-spot is cooling off a bit, and the next eruption won't be nearly as catastrophic as the last one.
The Yellowstone volcano is overdue by 1,600 years. It would be at least 1,000 times as big as Mt St Helens.
That's what they told us last summer when we visited. We live about 50 miles from the MT border. I'm having a few drinks and a fat, calorie-laden dinner tonight.
No geologist worth his salt says that the Yellowstone supervolcano is "overdue." These things operate on a timescale well beyond human dimensions that it is impossible to pinpoint when any volcano will erupt or fault line will slip and cause an earthquake.
[quote]ha, does the Yellowstone magma remind you of anything?
generous mushroom head
That's one of the "world-enders" that's always terrified me. Hope it's nothing.
Based on history of the eruptions, the Yellowstone volcano is overdue.
What about San Fran? Aren't they overdue for one as well?
If anything makes me laugh more than you girls trying to be detectives, it is you girls trying to be scientists.
My sister's crotchfruit is overdue!
R40, there are previous eruption data-points that indicate a rather regular eruption schedule, give or take a century or two. The point is, we're past the point where the previous pattern -- as understood -- would indicate the next eruption should have taken place.
Wrong scale, hon. Give or take a couple of hundred thousand years, not a couple of centuries. The three super eruptions occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million, and 640,000 years ago.
If there's any hot cagemeat nearby, Mama's mussy would blow with the force of 100 supervolcanos.
Double that and get 1.28 million (very close to 1.3 million)
Triple it to get 1.92 million (a relatively big gap with 2.1 million)
It's still due "any day now" on a geologic time scale.
But I have a movie coming out.
[quote]The ash cloud would remain in the atmosphere for years, blocking the sun. Most life would starve.
That's why Jeffrey keeps me away from Taco Bell's Volcano Tacos.
The gases would accelerate global warming. One reason GW isn't worse is that we have been in a quiescent period for volcanoes.....And that never lasts.
People who think heavy particulate and cloud cover means global cooling need to look at Venus.
R60 There is also the nagging issue with its proximity to the sun. I'm no climatologist, but I'm guessing that would play a huge role in its temperature.
Oh Lord Jesus, it's a supervolcano!
The Voice of the Night
I didn't know about supervolcanoes until this thread. I was just looking at the Wiki entry for them and the most forceful eruptions have, for the most part, taken place [italic]thousands upon thousands[/italic] of years ago and the activity has decreased across time. There was a small one in Korea about 200 years ago.
Eek. What does this really mean? That we're overdue or that pressure and activity has generally decreased over time? Do the U.S. and states surrounding Wyoming have contingency plans?
There is also a supervolcano in New Mexico that's due, but nobody talks about it.
I'm referring to the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field in NM. I can't find any reference saying that it contains a supervolcano. A map of volcanoes in the U.S. lists the field as dormant with potential for geothermal exploitation.
Please. No news here. OP is Miss Chicken Little playing around.
Dear God, 13 more earthquakes since that 3.0 early this morning!!
I'm with R4.
Fuck this shit - I'm outta here!
Valles Caldera in New Mexico is/was a supervolcno.
Well, girls, we had a good run.
Yellowstone caldera, estimated to be the size of Lake Michigan or the Irish Sea, is the largest supervolcano in North America. This vast "liquid time bomb of molten rock" sits 6 miles under Yellowstone National Park.
The Lake Toba caldera in Sumatra, Indonesia, is the only supervolcano in existence described as "Yellowstone's big sister.” About 74,000 years ago, Toba ejected several thousand times more material than Mount St. Helens.
Rabaul volcano in New Guinea is showing ominous signs of increasing restlessness. Tavurvur crater at Rabaul erupted on Jan 20, 2013.
Another North American supervolcano is the Long Valley caldera in California. When it last erupted, it generated a pyroclastic flow of vast proportions that added 350 feet to surface height of the ground for several hundred miles. It is one of earth’s largest – 20 miles long (32 km), 11 miles wide (18 km), and up to 3,000 feet deep (900 m). In May 1980, a strong earthquake swarm struck the southern margin marking the onset of a period of unrest and uplift that continues to today.
and a hidden "super volcano" near Pompeii threatens an eruption that could make Vesuvius look like a picnic.
The Phlegraean Fields zone of intense seismic activity—which the ancient Romans believed was the gateway to HELL—could doom millions of people in the Naples area if it erupts, as well as the rest of the world.
Why does CO2 kill trees? They breath that stuff.
Will Bruce Willis in a rocket ship fix this thingy?
Of course there are probably volcanoes under the ocean which are much bigger.
We're all going to die!!!!!!!!!
Yes, R81. We are all going to die. It's just that nobody knows when. But it's absolutely certain that we ARE all going to die.
[quote]I'm referring to the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field
I used to live watching Zuni-Bandera cartoons when I was a kid!
Century 9, Quatrain 83
Sun twentieth of Taurus* the earth will tremble very mightily,
It will ruin the great theater filled:
To darken and trouble air, sky and land,
Then the infidel will call upon God and saints.
* The twentieth day of Taurus is May 11th.
Here we go again. One day the nuts are going be right about the end of the world...
Hey Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho -- can we have your stuff?
Most of the Red States would be covered in ash.
So we've got that going for us.
A BBC "docu drama" (actually it's more like a miniseries) about Yellowstone called "Supervolcano." The Americans are played by Canadians. Even when filming a show about something that happens in the US, the Beeb stays away from American actors.
I've driven through that area in Idaho that is all lava rock as far as you can see. Nothing, I mean nothing, grows there. And that stuff stinks!
The ground would swell at Yellowstone, prior to an eruption. This is nothing. Go to bed as you all have to work tomorrow.
[quote]Hey Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho -- can we have your stuff?
No. We will be invading and taking YOUR stuff once our states are toast.
I just don't understand natural disaster queens.
Clearly, a Yellowstone super volcano eruption could mean death or at least a severely compromised and possibly awful existence.
But, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Why even worry? If it happens, it happens.
Those Canadian/bbc docudramas are horrible. Canadian production values are shit.
Nice site r87. Thank you.
"Que Sera, Sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be".
R94, the ground IS swelling. In fact, an entire lake has moved quite a bit as one in raises, pushing it the other direction.
Did we die yet?>
Are you SERIOUS? NO....OP!!
"If it blows it will kill 95% of all life on earth"
Should I sell all my property and give to Oral Roberts and then wait for the magic spaceship?
[quote]I've driven through that area in Idaho that is all lava rock as far as you can see. Nothing, I mean nothing, grows there. And that stuff stinks!
Here's a link to a wikipedia page about that area. It's related to the Yellowstone supervolcano and even though there's no more lava flow, ground temperature can reach 150 degrees in the summer there.
[quote]We're all going to die!!!!!!!!!
You're FREAKING ME OUT now!
[quote]The ash cloud would remain in the atmosphere for years, blocking the sun. Most life would starve. Volcanic eruptions already caused one of the mass extinctions in earth history.
Which probably killed the Dinasours, rather than a comet or asteroid.
[quote]The Yellowstone Super-Volcano is actually over-due for an eruption. By quite a bit. But scientists think that the hot-spot is cooling off a bit, and the next eruption won't be nearly as catastrophic as the last one.
I hope you're right.
I want to die immediately if this happens but I won't because I live so far away. I will die a slow death as I aspirate minuscule particles of glass that slices my insides to shreds.
I bet you're a laff riot at parties, R110.
You could always just kill yourself and not wait for the slow death.
109 wasn't here when Lost was on the air.
I definitely don't want to die immediately. I want to be able to watch the planet descend into chaos and starve.
r113 I was out golfing
Well, at least it's wiping out mostly Red States and of course, Hollywood.
I knew a girl who saw a supervolcano eruption. But then she died.
Verificatia of size-magma?
Thank you r104, I was wondering where that place r? Was speaking about.