Saturday, 9 September 2017

Scientists hatch bold plan to save planet from supervolcano eruption

Scientists hatch bold plan to save planet from supervolcano eruption

Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, from the one that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. to the extraordinary Krakatoa eruption of 1883. But around the world right now there are about 20 so-called “supervolcanoes” that could outdo them all. One of these monster volcanoes lurks beneath Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone Caldera is an enormous craterlike depression measuring 30 miles by 45 miles and filled with molten material. If it were to blast its innards out in a super-eruption, it’s no exaggeration to say that the human race could be imperiled.

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