I am sure that every one of us as heard about the super volcano erupting scenario. But for those who are not sure what this is all about, I’ll explain it here.
Super Volcanic eruptions are those types of substantially large volcanic eruptions than any that usually occur. Super volcanoes occur when magma in the earth rises into the crust from a hotspot but is unable to break through the crust. Pressure builds in a large and growing magma pool until the crust is unable to contain the pressure.
Only a handful exist in the world but when one erupts it will be unlike any volcano we have ever witnessed. The explosion will be heard around the world. The sky will darken, black rain will fall, and the Earth will be plunged into a small ice age. The last super volcano to erupt was the Toba 74,000 years ago in Sumatra. This eruption caused a global catastrophe dramatically changing the earth’s climate.
Yellowstone Park is made up of remarkable natural beauty, but underneath it is one of the largest super volcanoes in the world. Scientists have revealed that Yellowstone has been in a natural eruption cycle every 600,000 years. The last eruption occurred 640,000 years ago so the next eruption is overdue. So, will this overdue make the eruption even stronger as more magma gathers. Scientists are not very sure about the kind of eruption it would be or how it would impact the earth.
But we are sure the eruption would devastate the planet. Climatologists now know that Toba blasted so much ash and sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere that it blocked out the sun, causing the Earth’s temperature to plummet. Some geneticists now believe that this had a catastrophic effect on human life, possibly reducing the population on Earth to just a few thousand people. Mankind was pushed to the edge of extinction… and it could happen again.
Scientists are tracking the Yellowstone and the height of lava accumulation has increased by 70 centimeters this century. So, we are not sure whether this is just normal lava movement or ticking time bomb. Whatever might happen, we have to be ready to face anything.
See you later,