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(Live Science)   Surprising activity discovered at Yellowstone Supervolcano. EVERYBODY PANIC   (livescience.com) divider line 198
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2007-03-14 11:00:44 AM  
In related news, there is a decrease in bear incidents in Jellystone Park.

EVERYBODY PIC-A-NIC!
 
2007-03-14 11:57:15 AM  
Time to show that stupid Discovery Channel original movie that looked like it was filmed for PAL and converted to NTSC later!
 
2007-03-14 01:52:08 PM  
In addition, the nearby Teton Range, in a total surprise, is getting shorter.

Pammy Anderson got another implant reduction?
 
2007-03-14 01:54:24 PM  
In addition, the nearby Teton Range, in a total surprise, is getting shorter.

"And Leon's getting laaaarger..."
 
2007-03-14 01:54:34 PM  
This is the volcano that would destroy north america, right?
 
2007-03-14 01:55:48 PM  
Um, this is old news.

...on the plus side, it could eliminate a vast majority of the bible-belt, making the country a much saner place for the rest of us.
 
2007-03-14 01:56:05 PM  
Time to show that stupid Discovery Channel original movie that looked like it was filmed for PAL and converted to NTSC later!

I was just thinking that as well. I didn't really see much evidence presented, just a lot of funny looking 3D models of Wyoming getting blasted back into the stone age
 
2007-03-14 01:56:29 PM  
its just a bunch of filler states up there anyways
 
2007-03-14 01:56:38 PM  
milla.wedjat.ru

Big badda boom!
 
2007-03-14 01:56:49 PM  
RAMONE WE HAVE SUPERVALCANOS RAMONE
 
2007-03-14 01:57:18 PM  
If this volcano explodes, don't expect to hear me give any sympathy to the western half of the United States. They were the ones who decided to build their cities in the destruction zone of this supervolcano, what were they thinking?
 
2007-03-14 01:57:36 PM  
Any thread with an "Airplane!" reference makes my day.
 
2007-03-14 01:57:47 PM  
Uh huh huh huh..."magma"

/nuthin
 
2007-03-14 01:58:02 PM  
I'm really getting a kick out the these replies. Worked in Yellowstone 1982.
One crazy motherearthshakinfarkin place!
 
2007-03-14 01:58:05 PM  
What qualifies as "surprising activity" at a supervolcano? Did it start sucking, or something? And, if so, do they charge more to get into the park?
 
2007-03-14 01:58:41 PM  
...on the plus side, it could eliminate a vast majority of the bible-belt food producing regions, making the country a much saner place for the rest of us hungry.

Moran.
 
2007-03-14 01:58:49 PM  
FTA: wild volcanoes

OK. My sister is a volcanologist. Anyone know where I can get her a domesticated volcano?
 
2007-03-14 01:59:09 PM  
vertigo32: If this volcano explodes, don't expect to hear me give any sympathy to the western half of the United States. They were the ones who decided to build their cities in the destruction zone of this supervolcano, what were they thinking?

Nice! I feel the same thing about those people that live on the surface. Hey, you knew an asteroid could hit at any time. You should have lived underground like the Morlocks do.
 
2007-03-14 01:59:23 PM  
i didnt know that divergent plates could produce massive volcanoes other than shield types. those particular kinds of volcanoes are not particularly explosive either. is yellow stone a product of a plate movement or is it one giant mantle plume?
 
2007-03-14 01:59:24 PM  
Blame it on the Tetons.
 
2007-03-14 01:59:45 PM  
Surprising activity discovered at Yellowstone Supervolcano EVERYBODY PICNIC!!
 
2007-03-14 02:00:08 PM  
Khazar-Khum: OK. My sister is a volcanologist. Anyone know where I can get her a domesticated volcano?

I know of one. In my pants.
 
2007-03-14 02:00:57 PM  
CoolBeans: ...on the plus side, it could eliminate a vast majority of the bible-belt, making the country a much saner place for the rest of us.

The bible belt? The area of the US consisting of the deep south from Texas to the Carolians?

I think that the bible belt would most likely be the only part of the country left.
 
2007-03-14 02:01:11 PM  
If the "Stone" blows, everyone in Salt Lake City will be dead within hours.
 
2007-03-14 02:01:43 PM  
i'm a volcanologist, so i'm really erupting in laughter over these replies
 
2007-03-14 02:01:58 PM  
I don't really worry about volcanoes, earthquakes, or asteroids. I tend to be more of the super nova worrying-type, since there would be no warning before all life on earth was zapped by massive amounts of gamma radiation.
 
2007-03-14 02:02:05 PM  
MONSTERTRUCK: If the "Stone" blows, everyone in Salt Lake City will be dead within hours.

A terrible explosion, with a cost of many wives...
 
2007-03-14 02:02:47 PM  
it's like that song...

i'm a magma girl
in a magma world
it's fantastic
pyroclastic
 
2007-03-14 02:03:04 PM  
MONSTERTRUCK: If the "Stone" blows, everyone in Salt Lake City will be dead within hours.


I'm not sure I would really notice the difference.
 
2007-03-14 02:03:06 PM  
I better visit the Grand Tetons while they're still....grand.
 
2007-03-14 02:04:02 PM  
Maybe my sarcasm meter is misfiring - either that or Coolbeans just revalidated my 3rd rule of fark:

There is no topic so obscure that someone won't trash religion in the first quarter of the post count.

Really - it does get tiresome.
 
2007-03-14 02:04:09 PM  
and dammit dittybopper, my bad, good show you win.

and here i thought i was being original.
 
2007-03-14 02:04:45 PM  
Toba! Toba! Toba!

/Yeah, pretty obscure
 
2007-03-14 02:05:01 PM  
subby, how you could possibly pass up the "EVERYBODY PIC-A-NIC" opportunity?
 
2007-03-14 02:05:01 PM  
Supervolcanos aren't the problem. they are the solution! By kicking millions of metric asstons of ash into the strausphere we will counteract our global warming problem!
 
2007-03-14 02:05:08 PM  
ELEANOR: Do you know what else could be a supervolcano? Mt. St. Helens.
 
2007-03-14 02:05:09 PM  
Superhappyfunvolcano

/hiding under yer parks waiting to cover yer continent with ash
 
2007-03-14 02:05:12 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: A terrible explosion, with a cost of many wives...

home.comcast.net
 
2007-03-14 02:06:47 PM  
Fizpez

There is no topic so obscure that someone won't trash religion in the first quarter of the post count.

fark bush. this is all his problem. if he and the republicans would have addressed this issue and thrown money at the situation, the liberal media would have been outraged. the vast right-wing conspiracy keeps ann coulter talking while simultaneously hates muslims and brown people. i dont like wogs
 
2007-03-14 02:06:53 PM  
nobozo: Superhappyfunvolcano

Do not taunt Superhappyfunvolcano.
 
2007-03-14 02:08:10 PM  
The best part is FLORIDA is outside of the blast area.
 
2007-03-14 02:08:36 PM  
Next chick I meet I am sooo telling her I am a volcanologist.
 
2007-03-14 02:08:49 PM  
untrustworthy:, you making fun of my speech impediment?

It's twoo, it's twoo! :D
 
2007-03-14 02:08:59 PM  
2007-03-14 02:05:12 PM untrustworthy [TotalFark]

I concur, nice one IXI Jim IXI!
 
2007-03-14 02:11:24 PM  
maffick: I concur, nice one IXI Jim IXI!

Thanks. It's things like that which pretty much made sure I wouldn't be getting married in any church.

Well, and the lightning.
 
2007-03-14 02:11:26 PM  
huntercr: Blame it on the Tetons.

Thetans? I didn't know Scientology was the cause of this...
 
2007-03-14 02:12:50 PM  
infantry: didnt know that divergent plates could produce massive volcanoes other than shield types. those particular kinds of volcanoes are not particularly explosive either. is yellow stone a product of a plate movement or is it one giant mantle plume?

If I recall correctly this one is caused by being over a hot spot like the Hawaiin islands. So big magma plume it is. What makes this one so dangerous is that the type of magma has a higher than normal amount of dissolved gasses under extreme pressure. One theory goes that if the dissolved gasses find an easy way to the surface they expand explosively, which will make a bigger passage for more gas to expand expolsively, etc.
 
2007-03-14 02:13:27 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Thanks. It's things like that which pretty much made sure I wouldn't be getting married in any church.

/fixed
 
2007-03-14 02:14:04 PM  
Well, it is about time for it to erupt again, give or take a few thousand years. Almost makes me glad to be in Florida
 
2007-03-14 02:14:37 PM  
Running a-puck: One theory goes that if the dissolved gasses find an easy way to the surface they expand explosively, which will make a bigger passage for more gas to expand expolsively, etc.

In other words, it's a huge shiat sandwich and we're all going to have to take a bite.

/Eventually.
 
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