Research Indicates The Possibility Of A Super Volcano In The Pacific

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Michael Thorne a seismologist at the University of Utah uses seismic waves to study what goes on inside volcanoes, he, like hundreds of other scientists is looking for changes deep in the Earth that may point to when an eruption is likely.

Thorne is interested in super volcanoes, such as the massive sleeping giant that lies under Yellowstone National Park. Super volcanoes are nothing like the volcanoes that we have witnessed erupting so far. A super volcano spews hundreds of times more magma than a regular volcano and their eruptions can last for hundreds of years.

There is good evidence of super volcano activity in the ancient past. The Siberian Traps show prove a massive and centuries long eruption occurred at the time of the Permian extinction event. The Deccan Traps in India located on the Deccan Plateau cover an area of 500,000 square km, they formed some 60 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Thorne thinks another super volcano may be rising from the superheated mantle at the center of the Earth. He has discovered two areas of magma, one of them the size of Florida, with other smaller pools around it. These huge magma lakes are moving around. They currently lie under the Pacific plate in the Samoa area. Another slightly smaller one has been found under Africa.

The eruption of a super volcano is an extinction level event and its impossible to avoid all of its effects regardless of how far from it you are. The tremendous amount of gases and ash pumped into the atmosphere during the eruption would lower global temperatures for decades. Crop growing would be challenging if not impossible and the majority of livestock would die from inhaling volcanic ash, which in reality contains enough silica to make it akin to breathing in tiny shards of glass. The ash sets like concrete in the lungs and effectively kills by suffocation.

With the huge increase we have seen in earthquake and volcanic activity recently Thornes’ research should be taken seriously. Long term survival preparations would  be crucial to those who survived the initial blast from a super volcano.

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  • jimbo

    I think extinction by other humans is a more pressing concern! Uphold our Constitutional Rights!

  • Entity

    Well that joins the other existing mega and super volcanoes in the area, like … taupo

  • timothy von Fuelling Straus

    But disaster is “not imminent,” he adds, “This is the type of mechanism that may generate massive plume eruptions, but on the timescale of 100 million to 200 million years from now. So don’t cancel your cruises.” —
    The new study, set for publication this week in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, indicates that two or more continent-sized “piles” of rock are colliding as they move at the bottom of Earth’s thick mantle and atop the thicker core some 1,800 miles beneath the Pacific. That is creating a Florida-sized zone of partly molten rock that may be the root of either of two kinds of massive eruptions far in the future:

    + Hotspot plume supervolcano eruptions like those during the past 2 million years at Wyoming’s Yellowstone caldera, which covered North America with volcanic ash.

    + Gargantuan flood basalt eruptions that created “large igneous provinces” like the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River basalts 17 million to 15 million years ago, India’s Deccan Traps some 65 million years ago and the Pacific’s huge Ontong Java Plateau basalts, which buried an Alaska-sized area 125 million to 199 million years ago.

    “These very large, massive eruptions may be tied to some extinction events,” Thorne says. The Ontong eruptions have been blamed for oxygen loss in the oceans and a mass die-off of sea life.

  • Nexus789

    Humans will be dead and gone before this potential event. There is more chance that any number of existing super volcano’s will erupt before this.

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