What if the Yellowstone National Park super volcano erupts today?
Recently the authorities of the Yellowstone National Park had to cross off a road leading to the park because a hot water spring suddenly turned volatile in nature. There was visible scalding water coming out of the springs and the temperature read close to 152 degrees Fahrenheit. There may be speculations that the super volcano will erupt in our lifetime and the damage will be catastrophic.
Let’s take a closer look at the super volcano and the damage it can do if it erupts now.
1 The Yellowstone Super volcano
Yellowstone Caldera is an active volcano in the Yellowstone National Park which is also known as Yellowstone Super volcano. The caldera measures about 34×45 miles. It was formed during 3 super volcano eruptions in the past 2.1 million years.
The Yellowstone volcano last erupted some 640,000 years ago and ejected 240 cubic miles of rock, dust an ash in atmosphere. It is a reservoir of super-hot magma 5 miles deep which is fed by rocks and stones which are present hundreds of miles below.
This heat is responsible for the hot water springs in the national stone.