Some fear a supervolcanic eruption, but the USGS remains calm.
More than 800 earthquakes have been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera over the last two weeks, leading to fears that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing.
However, according to Newsweek, despite earthquakes occurring at a frequency unseen during any period in the past five years, the US Geological Survey says the risk level remains unchanged from its normal levels.
If a supervolcanic eruption should occur, “it has been estimated that 90 percent of all people living within 600 miles of Yellowstone would be killed,” an article on zerohedge.com points out.
“Experts project that such an eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away, and approximately two-thirds of the United States would suddenly become uninhabitable,” the article continues. “The volcanic ash would severely contaminate most of our water supplies, and growing food in the middle of the country would become next to impossible.”
“An extreme period of “global cooling” would take place, and temperatures around the world would fall by up to 20 degrees. Crops would fail all over the planet, and severe famine would sweep the globe.”
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