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Yellowstone Natural Park

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I will imagine that many of you know that Yellowstone Natural Park is actually a supervolcano due for an eruption.

The problem with the eruption is that it would destroy most of America as we know it, and the world.

My question to you is: if it's so far overdue, why hasn't it gone off yet?

for those of you more researched on mysteries than me.

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Unfortunately Yellowstone eruptions, whilst cyclic in nature, are not quite as precise as we might think. 600,000 years + or - 10% would not be a bad estimate but there are so many other variables in play: the rate the magma chamber is filling, the density and thickness of the overlying "cap ; whether there is a subterranean aquifer close to the magma chamber would given a better idea of the force of any potential explosion; earthquake activity that could lead to a catastrophic release of the pressure in the chamber and so on...

It could be a major extinction event, no doubt, but a survivable one. North America would be badly affected and, depending on the Jet Stream, so would most of the Northern Hemisphere. The ash would eventually propagate around the world leading to a very sudden drop in average temperatures, and blocking out much of the sunlight that vegetation photosynthesises - this would lead to massive crop failure. The gasses released would give rise to a huge upsurge in Acid Rain that MAY poison of the water at the earths surface.

However, humankind survived the last events (if only by the skin of its teeth), along with most of the flora and fauna. So, possibly, not a doomsday scenario. IMO

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There is plenty of wildlife in Yellowstone Park. Animals usually have an incline when something like a volcano is due to happen. So far they seem to be content.

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And it may not make one big eruption. Maybe a series of smaller ones will happen and release some of the pressure. Either way, there's nothing you can do about it.

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