Science & Technology
When will the world's largest volcano erupt ?
By T.K. Randall
January 27, 2011 · 43 comments
Image Credit: Jon Sullivan
Its been sitting dormant below Yellowstone National Park for 600,000 years and is now overdue.
If it did explode it would do so with a force 1000 times more powerful than the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980 spewing an ash layer 10ft deep over 1,000 miles. It isn't known when the eruption will occur, only that it will - it could be tomorrow or it could be in another thousand years.
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.
Source: Daily Mail
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