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Old 12-27-2012, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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What do you all think about this? I definately wouldn't want to have to survive in a state of constant winter as this video suggest would happen.......
http://entertainment.msn.com/videopr...7-936d4a00ac48
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its unlikely to erupt in our lifetimes ,however the Cascade Volcanoes are ticking timebombs and we are overdue for a Mega Earthquake in the Midwest and West Coast.....
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Could A Super Valcano Erupt In Yellowstone?

It not only could, it probably will. Sometime within the next million years or so.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Who cares?

I live close enough that I wouldn't have to worry about a funeral, probably look like one of the folks from Pompeii if it did blow. Maybe be a lawn ornament for some rich dude 2000 years in the future...

I can't do anything about it, the likelyhood of it going in my lifetime is infintesimal, if it does I am toast any way, so why stress over it?

I am far more concerned about real dangers like space rocks and alien invasions!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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It probably wouldn't be survivable. So, who cares?

We have enough other issues to deal with during this decade, which ARE survivable, and that's what we here on this forum are addressing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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The more important question is: can a pig grow wings and fly??
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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[quote=MTSilvertip;27506984]Who cares?

I live close enough that I wouldn't have to worry about a funeral, probably look like one of the folks from Pompeii if it did blow. Maybe be a lawn ornament for some rich dude 2000 years in the future...

Funniest post I've read in a while
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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It has happened repeatedly in the past. How do you think the Snake River Basin was formed? The basalt here is all volcanic in origin, and that volcano was Yellowstone. It will almost certainly happen again. However, since we are talking about geological time scales, the odds of it happening in our lifetimes is extremely low.

When it does happen, the ash cloud will be large enough that it will likely wipe out half the country. Ash from a prior eruption went as far as what is now Louisiana. Like Pompeii, much of the country would suffocate to death in the ash cloud.

I don't worry about it. Living in Idaho, I likely would be incinerated by the initial blast anyway. We have a cabin just outside Yellowstone Park. When I go there, I don't worry about it either. The odds are just so low.

You are much more likely to get hit in the head by an meteorite than to have Yellowstone erupt in your lifetime. Worry about that, instead.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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All is well....
USGS: Volcano Hazards Program Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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That's a pretty cool site!

RE: the Cascade mountains, there's a reason why I tell folks who worry about that stuff to not live near the coast or in the valleys just to the south of Seattle or north near Bellingham ... basically, they're goners if pyroclastic flows come forth from a Mt. Rainier or Mt. Baker going. Mt. Olympus in the Olympic range could be nasty too with soot and stuff raining down on the entire western coast of WA. There's about 5 million people in that band, not counting Canadians who might be impacted as well.

Not to speak of earthquakes either ... they're known to happen. About a month ago a 7.2 happened in B.C., outside a small town. Luckily no one was injured. If it had happened in Seattle though ... or Vancouver ...
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