The Yellowstone Super Volcano was mentioned in a study as potential to have a disastrous eruption.
Scientists are issuing new warnings about the super volcano located beneath the first national park, Yellowstone.
The odds of an eruption are slim right now, but it’s still a frightening possibility, as theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explained on Fox news.
A one in 700,000 chance annually of the volcano in the park erupting seems like good odds. Until you factor in they expect an eruption every 1,000 or so. In that case, at 640,000 years and counting, it seems the volcano is quite overdue!
The possibility of 20 states being wiped out forever would no doubt be an unprecedented disaster.
The good news is that there’s no indication of a big eruption anytime soon, and hopefully, not in any of our lifetimes. Still, can’t help to be prepared.
I’ve actually lived in the shadow of the Yellowstone caldera for a short time. While I always knew the odds were astronomical of an eruption happening while I was there, it is something that is always on your mind when exploring the park’s impressive thermal features.
My friends have sometimes joked the reason I moved back to Michigan was because I was afraid of the volcano. While that part isn’t true, I won’t lie, I do feel safer not being directly in the primary blast zone anymore!