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QUESTION New evidence for plume beneath Yellowstone National Park

For all you interested in earth science, Yellowstone, or those who've read Harry Turtledove's disasterporn (actually, it wasn't-it was rather factual and a good read) Supervolcano series....

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If Yellowstone blows, it will not be good. Not one little bit.

webbew1 Level 7 Mar 20, 2018
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I've heard similar information over the years. And it certainly could blow - which would change life as we know it now, forever - for those that survived.

I'll just add it to the ever growing list of possiblt endings for us all ! Eh.

evergreen Level 8 Mar 20, 2018
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Hope it doesn’t go off before I go. One of the places I must.

Cwag515 Level 5 Mar 20, 2018
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Yes, I have visited Yellowstone and enjoyed more of my college learning about it being a caldera. I have read a few things that have talked about it doing its thing again.

gsiamne Level 7 Mar 20, 2018
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson has a bit about Yellowstone I found memorable. In it, he says Yellowstone has erupted about every 300,000 years. The last time it erupted was 320,000 years ago. Sleep well. ??

Anonbene Level 8 Mar 20, 2018
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I'm going there this summer.

BD66 Level 7 Mar 20, 2018

Still TBD. My ex-wife gets first choice for vacation time, so I have to schedule around her choice.

Just booked it. We fly to Salt Lake City on 7/11, drive through Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, See Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Mount Rushmore, then fly out of Rapid City on 7/22.

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What more evidence does one need than the Yellowstone area itself.

jlynn37 Level 8 Mar 20, 2018
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That sounds horrible.

Donna_I Level 7 Mar 20, 2018
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An incredible place to visit; and potentially dangerous in many ways, from geysers to thermal pools to grizzly bears. Nature can be quite unforgiving, yet spectacularly beautiful.

Condor5 Level 8 Mar 20, 2018

@arronpaul46, yes, I believe that happened late last year, or early this year. His body just basically dissolved. You can't dick around in those places.

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This makes me think of finding out New England has all kinds of fault lines under it....

RavenCT Level 9 Mar 20, 2018

Yeah, I know what you. Abingdon, though it seems solid, being in the mountains and all, is actually sitting on a lot of underground caves. We get little quakes here sometimes. Basements fall into hitherfore unknown caves....

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Guess its on my travel list early.

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Impending doom or not, Yellowstone is very stunning.

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