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According to National Geographic, the researchers, from Arizona State University, analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption and found changes in temperature and composition that had only taken a few decades. Until now, the magazine reported, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make the transition.
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The discovery, which was presented at a recent volcanology conference, comes on top of a 2011 study that found that ground above the magma reservoir in Yellowstone had bulged by about 10 inches in seven years.
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About 630,000 years ago, National Geographic reported, a powerful eruption shook the region and created the Yellowstone caldera, a bowl 40 miles wide that forms much of the park.

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Perhaps ominously, according the ZME Science website, the previous eruption occurred in about the same timeframe before that 1.3 million years ago meaning that the system might be ready for another explosion.
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The researchers, The New York Times reported, have determined that the supervolcano has the ability to spew more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980 an event that could blanket most of the United States in ash and possibly plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter.
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Don't worry it is just the New York Times.

They are never right about anything. Just ask Hillary.

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no usa today mentions the ny times
so...
when most people doubt a story they google it to see if anyone else has it.
yes it is true experts are afraid of this.
a relative of mine suggested drillig holes to take off some pressure so it wouldn't be a super volcano but a few smaller ones.

i think they would need to do that with a laser from afar after evacuating.
what do you think?
concerning the bulging that is?
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Quick, everybody! Run!

Just kidding. The caldera should not erupt for another 113,000 years plus, according to my calculations.
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Quick, everybody! Run!

Just kidding. The caldera should not erupt for another 113,000 years plus, according to my calculations.
this is not at all political
can we please have a discussion somewhere in between run and forget about it?
just once?
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Oh! The horror! I'd like to know what, in the name of Zeus's butthole, can be done by people to neutralize the caldera. I'll say whatever, in the name of Allah's and Mohammed's buttholes, I want to say.

Also, I'd like to know why you think my calculations are political. I do study geology, you know.

Besides, my calculations now say 194,000 years. I am very certain our technology will find a way to blast any ash cloud out of the skies, in the case of a premature eruption in the next 9,000 years. 1800 cubic miles of ash is what I anticipate. Never mind the pyroclastic one.

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More calculations, and the figures come to anywhere from 194,000 to 400,000 years from now for the next eruption.
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More calculations, and the figures come to anywhere from 194,000 to 400,000 years from now for the next eruption.
Serious question: Are your calculations based on previous eruptions time tables?

Pardon my ignorance on the subject, but wouldn't an earthquake along the West Coast have an effect on the stability of the underlying shelves that could reach Yellowstone?
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Serious question: Are your calculations based on previous eruptions time tables?

Pardon my ignorance on the subject, but wouldn't an earthquake along the West Coast have an effect on the stability of the underlying shelves that could reach Yellowstone?

My calculations are based partly on extrapolations, yes.

I don't think an earthquake would have any effect on any part of Yellowstone apart from the standard release of pressure in the caldera, and a number of small temblors occurring. I don't think The Big One would start the Caldera Apocalyse. That is my opinion only.
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