Yellowstone volcano is said to be among the most potent volcanoes in the world. the beauty of the massive Yellowstone National Park doesn’t show from outset as to how a danger may be lurking out from the beautiful park and the scenic beauty.
Now there are reports that the supervolcano that seems to be safely housed in the massive Yellowstone National Park may be much more deadlier than previously than previously thought.
Reports suggest that the massive “supervolcano” hidden beneath the Yellowstone National Park possesses such a massive destructive capability that can destroy the entire planet by sending it into a volcanic winter. But this is not the only thing that is unnerving the experts and geologists. They believe that the Yellowstone volcano could be ready to erupt within the next few decades.
The Yellowstone National Park is spread over a massive area spread over some 3,468.4 square miles. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth’s northern temperate zone.
It is said that researchers at Arizona State University have presented new data that suggesting that pressure beneath Yellowstone may build up much faster than previously thought by anyone. This means that the eruption that was thought to be happening centuries from now may happen much earlier.
The latest Yellowstone supervolcano eruption predictions by the scientists at Arizona State University suggest that the new findings may actually change the timetable for a potential eruption from thousands of years to as early as the 2030’s. “It’s shocking how little time is required to take a volcanic system from being quiet and sitting there to the edge of an eruption,” ASU graduate student Hannah Shamloo told the New York Times. Reports suggest that it is capable of expelling nearly 250 cubic miles of molten rock and ash in one blast. That tremendous explosion would reportedly produce 250,000 times more deadly material than the Mount St. Helens eruption did in 1980.