It’s Not the Apocalypse, It’s Just a Supervolcano

The colossal consequences of supervolcanoes.

“In 1816, Europe and North America were plagued by heavy rains, odd-colored snow, famines, strange fogs and very cold weather well into June. Though many people believed it to be the apocalypse, this “year without a summer” was actually the result of a supervolcano eruption that happened one year earlier over 1,000 miles away.”

Magma Rising

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According to Geoscientists, Mount Hekla in Iceland is ‘bulging.’ By monitoring the expanding surface via GPS, the scientists have determined that there is more magma under the crust than in 2000 when it last erupted and that it ‘could erupt soon’. Which means that if you have to go to Europe, get there fast and be ready to stay.

photo by Axel Kristinsson

Even Volcanic Islands Are Cute in Japan

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Meet the newly formed “Snoopy Island.”

The Supervolcano Below

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Underneath Yellowstone lies a magma chamber 55 miles long, 20 miles wide, and at it’s furthest, 9 miles deep. Containing enough molten lava to fill the Grand Canyon, if the supervolcano were to blow, ash would cover most of the USA. When the animals start running, you’ll know it’s time. Volcanoes, so hot right now.