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Wednesday, December 31, 2008
volcano big enough to cause an ice age about to blow its top?
A supervolcano or super volcanic eruption is a volcanic eruption which is substantially larger than any volcano in historic times (generally accepted to be greater than 200 cubic kilometres). This kind of eruption is typically sufficient to cause a long-lasting change to weather (such as the triggering of an ice age) sufficient to threaten the extinction of species, and cover huge areas with lava and ash.
I saw that over 250 small earthquakes have been reported in Yellowstone since Friday and 81 just yesterday. Small earthquakes and seismic activity is very common just before a volcanic eruption. Not good, guys. Yellowstone is the World’s Largest Supervolano. Supervalcanos are NOT mountains, but areas of the earth’s crust that are very thin. So much so, that the magma is right near the top, and geysers are common. The whol area blows like the top of a volvano when it is ready. According the the timeline, it doesn’t look good, for us anyway.
I was also informed of the massive amounts of chemtrails lately, and for those who know chemtrails, they are commonly used for weather manipulaiton and HAARP protocals. HAARP causes earthquakes and the such, watch the documentaries out there on it, its been talked about for years.
Anyway, The largest volcano on earth, the Yellowstone Caldera in Wyoming (see map), has recently begun experiencing an earthquake swarm that may indicate an impending eruption. Yellowstone is labeled a super volcano, because the pool of magma under the ground is a stunning 34 miles x 45 miles in size. Large enough that an eruption is expected to eject sufficient material to plunge the entire planet into a new ice age. The ridge shown in the photo is the rim of the huge caldera from the last eruption. Ash recovered from sediment over wide areas of North America shows that Yellowstone has had previous super volcanic eruptions 2.1 million, 1.3 million and 640,000 years ago.
The last time any super volcano erupted was 74,000 years ago, and recent advances in genetic archeology have shown that this eruption reduced the world’s human population by over 90%, very nearly causing humanity’s extinction. And Yellowstone’s eruptions are still bigger.
Vulcanologists aren’t sure what to expect, since they have never observed a super volcano eruption, but they speculate that four warning signs are likely to precede the next eruption: 1. The ground rising due to magma building up beneath. 2. Increased geyser activity. 3. Earthquake swarms. 4. A release of volcanic gases.
Warning sign 1 & 2 have been going on for a number of years now, causing the Yellowstone caldera to be classified as a high threat for volcanic eruption by the U.S. Geological Survey back in 2005. USGS also warned that a Yellowstone eruption would produce “global consequences that are beyond human experience and impossible to anticipate fully.”
Now warning sign 3 has arrived, but scientist disagree on exactly how much this increases the threat of an imminent eruption. What scientist can agree on, is that Yellowstone remains an active super volcano certain to erupt again with catastrophic global consequences, and that our civilization has now entered the geological interval of maximum eruption risk … more … BBC/Discovery Channel docudrama of Yellowstone eruption (starts with a feint about a physics project, with Yellowstone eruption coming in at 1:22) … watch … History Channel documentary on Super volcano … watch (USA effects) … watch (global effects) … See also: The Humods Memes
Just look at the trend, does it look exponetnial?
Known super eruptions
Satellite image of Lake Toba, the site of a VEI-8 eruption ~75,000 years ago.
Estimates of the volume of ejected material are given in parentheses.
VEI 8 eruptions have happened in the following locations.
* Lake Taupo, North Island, New Zealand - Oruanui eruption ~26,500 years ago (~1,170 km3)
* Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia - ~75,000 years ago (~2,800 km3)
* Whakamaru, North Island, New Zealand - Whakamaru Ignimbrite/Mount Curl Tephra ~254,000 years ago (1,200-2,000 km3)
* Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming, United States - 640,000 years ago (1,000 km3)
* Island Park Caldera, Idaho/Wyoming, United States - 2.1 million years ago(2,500 km3)
* Kilgore Tuff, Idaho, United States - 4.5 million years ago (1,800 km3)
* Black Tail Creek, Idaho, United States - 6.6 millions years ago (1,500 km3)
* La Garita Caldera, Colorado, United States - Source of the truly enormous eruption of the Fish Canyon Tuff ~27.8 million years ago (~5,000 km3)
The Lake Toba eruption plunged the Earth into a volcanic winter, eradicating an estimated 60% of the human population (although humans managed to survive, even in the vicinity of the volcano), and was responsible for the formation of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere.
So the moral of the story is, if it is a supervolcano and it happens to blow, your screwed. Have a nice day.
[Source: Loose Change 9/11 Blog & Home Page