Yep. I'll be watching the concluding part tonight. Volcanoes, are highly unpredictable as we know. BBC2 featured the actual facts about this Supervolcano that lies underneath Yellowstone National Park.
How big is the lake of magma that lies there? MASSIVE!!
The vulcanologists admit that it is a ticking bomb but I think while ever "Old Faithful" and all the other geysers keep letting off the steam, its relieving the pressure. If it ever goes quiet then it signals BIG trouble. Its the same with a pressure cooker. It has a release valve for a reason.
Its the volcanoes and major fault lines that haven't been active for years that are the big worry. You only have to look at Mount St Helens for evidence.After a couple of hundred years , it finally blew its top after remaining inactive for so long.
I first knew of this Supervolcano in the US after reading about it in a magazine.The sheer size of it was unbelievable.
Our planet is amazing, but if ever this big baby does blow, I pray it does it when I'm long gone. The fallout effects would trigger major climate changes and the possibility of many lifeforms being totally eradicated including ourselves. Never under estimate the hidden power of our planet from 25 miles down under our feet. Evidence of past super eruptions are there and scientists have got it wrong before.
Lesson to be learnt? NEVER take nature for granted.
Regards to all
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