The Top 10 Things That Would Happen If Yellowstone’s Super-volcano Explodes

The phrase “ticking time bomb” never means something positive is about to happen. You won’t hear it used to describe the birthing of unicorns or puppy dogs. The term is more accurately utilized in discussions regarding the uncertainty of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Yes, picture a volcano… but SUPERSIZED. The amount of magma build-up inside the Yellowstone caldera is enough to cover a size of more than 200 cubic miles. This was the size of its last explosion, a mere 600,000 years. But even a smaller blast could rattle much of the North American continent.

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Let’s fast forward to 2015. After years without significant evidence of volcanic activity, scientists have made an interesting discovery that could signal an explosive near future…click the next button to continue reading