Supervolcano Eruption Risk Increased

Here’s the latest thing scientists warn will kill you: Supervolcanoes

By on January 16, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Here’s the latest thing scientists warn will kill you: Supervolcanoes

As if we don’t have enough to worry about in our daily lives, scientists are now warning that there’s a heightened risk of supervolcanoes erupting and ending life as we know it on the planet. The Independent reports that geologists have recently been poking around the molten rock that’s inside the dormant caldera in Yellowstone National Park and have found that it’s much more likely to erupt than previously thought. The key finding here is that supervolcanoes such as the Yellowstone Caldera may not need external triggers such as earthquakes to pop off — instead, they may erupt solely due to internal pressure. More →

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