What if the Yellowstone National Park super volcano erupts today?
3 What do the recent activities mean?
Researchers, who have studied the history of Yellowstone along with the recent activities, said that the last time the volcano erupted; it flattened the nearby landscape completely. They also found an unknown magma chamber in the garden of the national park.
This collection of liquid rock is situated under the surface nearly 12 to 28 miles beneath it. The intensity and temperature of the magma is four times greater than other magma found in the Yellowstone.
Though there is nothing to be worried about, as there have been only 47 super eruptions evidences found in Earth’s history with the most recent one happening in Lake Taupo some 26,000 years ago. The most devastating was the Toba eruption some 74,000 years ago which caused major shifts in tectonic plates of Earth and caused a 8-10 year global winter, almost eliminating the then human race.