Yellowstone, One of the largest volcanos on the planet
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
When you think of yellowstone you think of yellowstone national park, and you think of all the many geysers it has like old faithful and you think off all the hot water pools and its forested areas, and all the other awesome features of yellowstone national park, but what most people don't know is that yellowstone is actually a active 34 mile by 45 mile dia caldera, the heat from the magma in the caldera cause the geothermal stuff above ground such as the geysers and so on, its a giant underground magma chamber, under a massive amount of pressure, and this volcano has erupted 3 times in the past, The three super eruptions occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million and 640,000 years ago (notice the pattern here ?), and each eruption was roughly a 8 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, a "mega colossal" eruption. Roughly thousands of cubic kilometers of ash deposited. Eruptions occur every ten thousand years. An example of a VEI 8 eruption is the Toba volcano in Sumatra that erupted roughly 70,000 years ago. The Toba eruption was thought to cause a six year nuclear winter followed by an Ice Age that lasted thousands of years. Most plants and animals would not have survived, and it is thought that the human race was reduced to roughly one thousand to ten thousand individuals.


So if for some reason yellowstone decided to erupt (which it will, it's just a matter of time) would also deposit enough ash cover (thus obliterating) the entire united states and plunge the world into the equivalent of a 5 year nuclear winter and potential Ice Age. Animals and plants would die, people would starve, and civilization as we know it would likely end. Which would suck, and to further ad to the fun of it all, yellowstone has been more active then ever recently, with the ground rising almost 3 inches (7 centimeters) per year for the past three years, this is more than three times greater than ever observed since such measurements began in 1923 From mid-Summer 2004 through mid-Summer 2008, the land surface within the caldera has moved upwards, as much as 8 inches at the White Lake GPS station, which probally means all that pressure thats built up inside the caldera wants to get out, which would mean it would erupt and do some serious global damage(completely obliterating the united states), and quite possibly kill of the human race, along with lots of other animal species. and there is nothing we can do about it, if it decides to blow its gonna blow. That would seriously suck. And it means, were living on borrowed time.
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Posted 4/21/09
geez that sucks...goodbye mr. Yogi bear
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Eh, so what we're going to die?
I've herd of so many ways the human race can be killed off:
Megawaves
Black holes
Depletion of the ozone layer/ Global warming
Hyper Tornados
Ice Age
The Sun
Big ass rocks falling from space
Armegeddon
The Big Crunch

to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.
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Posted 4/21/09

Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.
Posted 4/21/09

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Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.


Well, until than I'm going to enjoy my life.
Either way, if I'm going out, it better be something spectacular. Not from some crappy knife wound or a gun shot, that's so cliche.
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Posted 4/21/09

Gaia93 wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.


Well, until than I'm going to enjoy my life.
Either way, if I'm going out, it better be something spectacular. Not from some crappy knife wound or a gun shot, that's so cliche.


Hows a 100+ megaton explosion ? I'd say that's pretty damn spectacular. It'd look freaking awesome actually. Kinda suck to be buried under hot ash tho.
Posted 4/21/09
sad they can't do anything about it
Posted 4/21/09

Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.


Well, until than I'm going to enjoy my life.
Either way, if I'm going out, it better be something spectacular. Not from some crappy knife wound or a gun shot, that's so cliche.


Hows a 100+ megaton explosion ? I'd say that's pretty damn spectacular. It'd look freaking awesome actually. Kinda suck to be buried under hot ash tho.


That sounds...interesting, but scary at the same time.
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Posted 4/21/09

Gaia93 wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.


Well, until than I'm going to enjoy my life.
Either way, if I'm going out, it better be something spectacular. Not from some crappy knife wound or a gun shot, that's so cliche.


Hows a 100+ megaton explosion ? I'd say that's pretty damn spectacular. It'd look freaking awesome actually. Kinda suck to be buried under hot ash tho.


That sounds...interesting, but scary at the same time.


It'd be awesome to look at tho, for a while.
Posted 4/21/09
meh oh well life is a bitch then you die, just try to enjoy life while you can but again I don't really care if everyone dies or not in that area :3
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geez that sucks...goodbye mr. Yogi bear




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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
When Yellowstone blows, you want to be in Yellowstone. The lucky people will be the ones who die first, and not the ones dying from starvation or disease.
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Posted 4/30/09

Allhailodin wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


to the point where I don't even care anymore...until it happens of course.
If I'd worry about the end of the world I'd go insane. Would it suck? Yes, but what can you do but live life now and have fun till the end.


Yeah, but this isn't an "if" or "can" it's a "When", it's only a matter of time before it happens. Gonna suck when it does, but nothing you can do about it, so no point in worrying about it.

There is always something that will kill us, to bad this when will be after we are gone I would love to see it, this is story older than dirt and highly overrated.
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this sound familiar... nat geo?... the world will have to end by any means at any time...
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