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Yellowstone Caldera: A Supervolcano That Might Erupt This 2016

First Posted: May 10, 2016 04:30 AM EDT
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The Yellowstone Caldera, which is a supervolcano situated below the Yellowstone National Park in the United States have been showing signs that it might erupt within this year.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discovered that there is a humongous magma reservoir beneath the national park. It is also referred to as volcanic caldera. It is located in the northern corner of Wyoming. It measures about 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km).

According to Tech Insider, the eruption of volcano poses a threat to the U.S. It can wipe half of the U.S. The US Geological Survey stated that if the supervolcano erupts, it will affect the food and water supplies of the country. There will be massive respiratory problems because of the huge quantity of ashes it might emit. This will also cause ten years of uninhabitable devastation, particularly the areas surrounding the park.

The researchers predicted that the big eruption might happen about 10,000 years according to the study they performed on the supervolcano earlier this year. On the other hand, recently, the behavior of caldera is alarming. There were strange seismic activities. There were fumes and the rivers near the area were boiling. They believe that the supervolcano might explode within this year.

The videos below show that there were heavier fumes rising from the ground. There was also a spark that was seen that came from the ground. The Express UK also released a video of the volcano showing a steam and ash rising in the surface. This predicted that the gigantic magma reservoir is about to explode.

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