The Yellowstone Volcano has just Become the World’s Largest Ticking Bomb

C. Davis
By C. Davis April 29, 2015 15:47

The Yellowstone Volcano has just Become the World’s Largest Ticking Bomb

Some of us forget that we’re living with the World’s Largest Ticking Bomb inside our own country. The Yellowstone Volcano is just one of the 10 Supervolcanos on Earth, but scientists think it is the first one to detonate. And for good reason!

Recently, a research group (at University of Utah), using seismic technology to scan its depths, have made a bombshell discovery.

They discovered a new reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber.

The Yellowstone Volcano was considered the largest volcano on the continent. But with this new discovery it might be the largest volcano in the world.

“The hot rock in the newly discovered, deeper magma reservoir would fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Canyon 11.2 times, while the previously known magma chamber would fill the Grand Canyon 2.5 times”, (Source) says postdoctoral researcher Jamie Farrell

On top of that, the Yellowstone Volcano has a very intense underground activity. This triggers 2,000 to 3,000 small earthquakes in Yellowstone per year… which means around 7 earthquakes / day.

Some  researchers said that there are no real signs of an impending eruption. But at the same time, they point out that previous eruptions came fast. Writes Timmer:

“An examination of the shape and composition of crystals formed in previous eruptions indicate that the molten material experienced a rapid ascent to the surface, and didn’t end up sitting in pools closer to the surface before being ejected. This suggests that a recharging of the deep magma reservoir could lead to relatively rapid eruptions, and there might not be any clear sign of the magma moving towards the surface from there that would tip us off to the coming eruptions.

All of which suggests that monitoring the deep magma reservoir is probably the best way to understand what Yellowstone might be up to.” (Source)

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How devastating is a Supervulcano Eruption

First of all I would like to say that humankind (humanoids) has only witnessed 4 Supervulcano eruptions.

  • 640,000 years ago – Yellowstone Hotspot USA – ejected 240 mi³
  • 254,000 years ago –  Whakamaru New Zealand – ejected 480 mi³
  • 74,000 years ago –  Lake Toba Indonesia  – ejected 670 mi³ – eradicated at least 60% of human population. It is believed that the Toba catastrophe caused a global volcanic winter of 6–10 years and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. This event coincides with a population bottleneck in human evolution when human populations sharply decreased to only 3,000–10,000 surviving individuals. It is supported by genetic evidence suggesting that today’s humans are descended from a very small population of between 1,000 and 10,000 breeding pairs that existed about 70,000 years ago (Source)
  • 26,500 years ago – Lake Taupo New Zealand – ejected 280 mi³ – the last major eruption;

Supervulcano eruptions are so powerful that they often form circular calderas rather than cones because the downward withdrawal of magma causes the overlying mass to collapse and fill the void magma chamber beneath.

Two of Yellowstone’s three major eruptions are classified as “Supereruptions”. The last one formed the caldera that we now know, and it is measured at 30 x 45 miles – almost the size of the park.

yellowstone caldera

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been three major eruptions of the Yellowstone supervolcano in the last few million years. The first was about 2.1 million years ago, and the second occurred 1.3 million years ago. The last major eruption was 640,000 years ago so approximately a 650,000 years recurrence. Even if we are lucky enough to elude the next eruption in this lifetime… America will face one of the most important natural catastrophes in modern history.

Yellowstone Volcano Death Zone:

lava flow ash

Some say that millions of U.S. citizens could end up in Brazil, Australia, or Argentina if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts. Other say that there will be no time… and most of the US population will vanish in a cold ashy winter (such as a small ice age).

One thing is certain: the US will be affected the most… and (more important) Agriculture – all around the world – will suffer a deadly blow!!!

A few years long winter caused by the ash – blocking the sunlight – will set a new challenge for humankind. And if we survived as a human race the Toba Supervolcano  (74,000 years ago) that was probably because we were not dependent on the agriculture (wasn’t even discovered). In fact humans were just hunters and gatherers.

Now, with a super populated Planet, we are more dependent on our crops than ever before.

A year long winter will start a worldwide famine of unprecedented levels. And if we face a 5 year long winter… I’m not sure we are going to survive as a human race.

And don’t think that a Supervulcano cannot extinct us.

Related: An insanely effective way to build a 5 year food stockpile (Video)

Worst Case Scenario

Siberian_trapsFew people know this, but the largest extinction event that has ever happened on this Planet was the P-Tr extinction event – 250 million years ago – when 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species disappeared (this is before dinosaurs).

It is believed that the Apocalypse was initiated by a massive volcano, coal/gas fires and explosions from the Siberian Traps. The Siberian Traps form a large region of volcanic rock in Siberia (Russia). The massive eruptive event blasted unprecedented amounts of lava and gas into the atmosphere. See map.

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Photo: Sean Callinan – News Limited

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C. Davis
By C. Davis April 29, 2015 15:47
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31 Comments

  1. Sandy April 30, 04:23

    I really do not like being number one in this.

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  2. Darkwing April 30, 11:28

    If this This one goes, we as a nation are finished and we as a people could not handle it.

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  3. Des April 30, 16:24

    The cover photo on this needs to be changed! Im glad this is being reported and needs to be. However, it is very distasteful that a picture of the fires that devastated Bastrop are being edited and used in this way. I am from Bastrop and are still seeing the effects of this fire, please change the photo!

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    • C. Davis Author April 30, 17:56

      Thank you for mentioning this. Photo changed!

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      • Des April 30, 19:13

        Thank you

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      • Sandra May 1, 14:15

        It also needs to be removed from your face book page as well!!! It would not hurt to tender a formal apology to the Citizens of Bastrop County, Texas and Kelli West, who owns that photo that you stole and edited.

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        • hey u May 2, 00:57

          i’m from bastrop, shut the fuck up no one cares. it didn’t hurt the citizens don’t be a bitch and just shut the fuck up.

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    • Kristen May 1, 00:38

      Thank you! I feel really disrespected

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      • TexasAAngel May 1, 01:00

        AS DO I…. I live in Bastrop and Sept. 2011 was a HORRIBLE time for us all. And for them to use a picture of our town? It was not a mistake! They edited the sign!

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    • laurak May 1, 01:43

      Poor taste. We almost completely lost our beautiful State park, 100s upon 100s lost homes, a life was lost and everyone in Bastrop was affected in one way or another. I have some great fire pics from that day, anyone want to misuse those as well. Oh, poor taste!

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    • Photography by K.West May 1, 08:42

      The cover photo does need to be changed. This website is violating a copyright and using MY photography without my consent. It is absolutely unacceptable and needs to be removed immediately.

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    • Sandra May 1, 13:41

      This was in poor taste using this photo or any other photo that does not belong to the article you were writing. I am also from Bastrop, Texas. We had 1790 Homes lost in that fire, 34,000 acres of land and trees burned that day. This community is still very much affected by that time and does not need someone using a tragic time in the lives of this community to deceive people or misrepresent a story. I’m glad you at least pulled it down, but next time just be honest with your readers.

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      • Sandra May 1, 13:44

        meant to say 1690* homes

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        • Jackie May 1, 15:14

          Just a Thank you and photo changed. What the fuck! C. Davis, what about an apology to the owner of the photo K. West for stealing her picture, and photo shopping it, and secondly how about an apology to the great folks of Bastrop TX. Better yet, how about we put a big Texas Boot Up your ASS. Your are a classless person. Don’t Mess with Texas son, you won’t like it.

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  4. That Prepper April 30, 22:13

    Bout time you reported on this!

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  5. Chris May 1, 02:57

    What you did by stealing the picture of the second worst urban interface wildfire in US and the worst in Texas history and altering it to put Yellowstone on the sign was despicable. Almost 1,700 families lost their homes in that fire and 2 lost their lives. The mental trauma is far from over and your publications actions in defacing that picture which is symbolic of survival to the citizens of Bastrop County, Texas was the equivalent of trespassing on sacred ground. An apology is called for as well as an explanation to your readers of the true meaning of that picture.

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  6. Dom May 1, 14:54

    Let me tell you something right now, that picture used in the thumbnail is NOT yellowstone. That is a picture of Bastrop TX when the Bastrop fire happened. Bastrop is my hhometown so i dont appreciate you pricks fycking photo shoppi.g it to make it look worse. No fucking consideration. Im sorry for the fire that happened in yellowstone but how about you fucking pooy raised assholes start telli.g the truth through ACTUAL yellowstone pictures. You have no respect for everything we lost when the Bastrop fires happened. Shame on you.

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  7. Taylor May 1, 15:54

    Bastrop is my home town, i know the person that originally took this photo. What is wrong with the internet? 4 years after family’s were devastated by this fire, someone uses a picture of it and shares it on the internet?Do they realize how many people lost everything that day? Do they realize that my own father was out there fighting that fire? No. It’s just a good picture to use because it was truly DEVASTATING! And the fact that whom ever took it upon themselves to EDIT it and think no one would notice, just goes to show that there are very heartless people out there that will do anything to get likes and shares.

    Grow up people!

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    • jeromy May 2, 08:31

      I was there when the fire started and watched a lot of bastrop burn, I feel the same as the rest of y’all do. That is a blatant disrespect for a town that lost so much. I still have pictures on my phone from when it happened. And I was part of the clean up crew. I witnessed first hand what that fire did and how many homes it destroyed.

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  8. shay May 1, 18:43

    Your website should be removed. If your photo shopping pictures for an article and the picture is false pretty sure your so called article would be false as well… You are whats wrong with our country,lying,stealing AHOLES like you…

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  9. Bastrop mom May 3, 12:21

    Using Bastrop picture is also misleading for another reason. You are trying to say Yellowstone is on fire and that is not true. There is no volcanic eruption going on at this time. Very misleading.

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  10. C. Davis May 4, 20:45

    The picture is not modified by me and I didn’t know what it represents. As you can see I’ve changed it. K. West – if the new picture is made by you please pvmsg me on contact. (The photo source is mentioned and linked back but to Sean Callinan). I don’t have access to my e-mail or my site today, but tomorrow I’ll fix any issues.

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  11. That Prepper May 11, 00:41

    I’m sick of ppl who think that they are better than everyone else! I myself am from Alaska and we’ve had fires way worse than that Texas puny fire! Nobody cares!!! So what if he used your photo! Do new-nazi’s get mad whenever ppl use photos of hitler?! No!!! Because it’s history! Over and done with! And to the person who wants this site taken down… FUCK YOU!

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  12. Wild duck July 12, 19:22

    Most folk are ready to fight about words and pictures. It’s a shame they can’t be so ready to fight for their lives.

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