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(International Business Times)   In loving memory of Yellowstone Supervolcano. 2.1 million years BC - 2014. You destroyed Earth like no other. RIP   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 131
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2014-03-25 11:33:16 AM
TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?
 
2014-03-25 11:41:30 AM

JoieD'Zen: TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?


It's gonna blow, but not with the same vigor as in it's youth.  Thankfully they don't make volcano viagra.
 
2014-03-25 11:41:33 AM

JoieD'Zen: TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?


It's dying, but it's going to try and take us with it first.

Think "Predator".

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-25 11:44:52 AM
If it becomes an extinct volcano, it will never erupt again.

Seems backwards to me. If it never erupts again, then it is extinct.
 
2014-03-25 11:58:38 AM
Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!
 
2014-03-25 12:02:12 PM
I can't make any decisions on this until I hear what Bobby Jindall thinks.
 
2014-03-25 12:16:52 PM
Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.
 
2014-03-25 12:22:23 PM
Well, sh*t.  There goes my entry in the office End of The World Scenario pool.
 
2014-03-25 12:26:38 PM

reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!


2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?
 
2014-03-25 12:35:54 PM
Whoever wrote that needs an editor that's not smoking a bong.
 
2014-03-25 12:39:02 PM
If only autoplay video could join it in death.
 
2014-03-25 12:43:16 PM

Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.


ALOT!

I remember it blowing, I was in Portland at the time.
 
2014-03-25 12:54:49 PM
The Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest in the United States and third largest in the world, is seen in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the 3rd largest Grand Prismatic Spring in the world.  I wonder how many debris that is?
 
2014-03-25 01:05:49 PM

ZAZ: If it becomes an extinct volcano, it will never erupt again.

Seems backwards to me. If it never erupts again, then it is extinct.


It's going to do a soliloquy before jumping off a bridge.
 
2014-03-25 01:06:39 PM

Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.


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2014-03-25 01:06:42 PM
watch it go off tomorrow

thanks for jinxing us!
 
2014-03-25 01:07:13 PM

ZAZ: If it becomes an extinct volcano, it will never erupt again.

Seems backwards to me. If it never erupts again, then it is extinct.


If that was the definition, we couldn't label any volcano as extinct until the end of time.
 
2014-03-25 01:08:50 PM
I thought it was "Jellystone".

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2014-03-25 01:09:16 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


2000 Rhode Islands of debris.  That is a LOT.

How many more debris can the earth take?
 
2014-03-25 01:09:49 PM

JoieD'Zen: TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?


It could explode next Tuesday, give or take 70,000 years.
 
2014-03-25 01:10:02 PM
Could we sacrifice Beiber into the volcano so as to appease the vulcanic gods of the underworld?  Just to be sure?
 
2014-03-25 01:10:52 PM
wtf is a deathbead?
 
2014-03-25 01:11:06 PM

vonmatrices: Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.

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Glad to see this is covered.
 
2014-03-25 01:11:12 PM

JoieD'Zen: I can't make any decisions on this until I hear what Bobby Jindall Al Gore and/or ManBearPig thinks.


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2014-03-25 01:11:16 PM

Superjew: ZAZ: If it becomes an extinct volcano, it will never erupt again.

Seems backwards to me. If it never erupts again, then it is extinct.

If that was the definition, we couldn't label any volcano as extinct until the end of time.


That's kind of the problem of trying to invent classifications for things that we have no control over.  The best you can say is that if it appears that a volcano is no longer capable of erupting, it is extinct; since, clearly, declaring a volcano as being extinct does not prevent it from ever erupting again.  We humans are simply observing and classifying the best we know how, given our present knowledge of how things work.
 
2014-03-25 01:12:37 PM
Don't taunt the dynamite volcano. Just don't do it.
 
2014-03-25 01:13:18 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


I lived 300 miles downwind of St Helens when it blew. Town got a couple of inches of ash.

Hate to think that translates to 4000 inches of ash

/csb
// don't know how much debris
 
2014-03-25 01:13:34 PM
Inconsolable:


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2014-03-25 01:13:42 PM
Oh great, now we have to find a different way to kill Woody Harrelson!
 
2014-03-25 01:14:12 PM
Man, I hate IBT links. They are just as good at journalism as you would expect from a company whose chief content manager is a software engineer. They use unpaid Olivet University students as editors and reporters. Thus, this sort of incomprehensible word salad where the headline doesn't match the story.
 
2014-03-25 01:15:20 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


Rhode Islands. The unit of measure for large terrestrial comparisons is always Rhode Island.
 
2014-03-25 01:15:33 PM
"Yellowstone will likely be a good place to grow potatoes one day."

All is not lost!
 
2014-03-25 01:15:43 PM
TL;DR = "We don't have any idea what this volcano will do."
 
2014-03-25 01:16:54 PM
Guess my procrastination, lack of planning for the future, and just being a goof off was the proper life plan.
Who's laughing now, suckers.
 
2014-03-25 01:16:58 PM

meat0918: JoieD'Zen: TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?

It could explode next Tuesday, give or take 70,000 years.


Btw, TFA is off by an order of magnitude here. Yellowstone last erupted 640,000 years ago. That's an extra zero in there.

The bong-smoking editor decided to uniformly clip a zero off the correct ballpark number. Probably had his mind blown thinking about the vastness of time.

/whoa
 
2014-03-25 01:17:09 PM

JohnCarter: Could we sacrifice Beiber into the volcano so as to appease the vulcanic gods of the underworld?  Just to be sure?


Pretty sure Hephaestus would consider that an insult and proceed to fry us all.
 
2014-03-25 01:17:50 PM
Lot's of DeBarges
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2014-03-25 01:19:06 PM

Detinwolf: gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?

2000 Rhode Islands of debris.  That is a LOT.

How many more debris can the earth take?


2000 IS a lot of debris!
 
2014-03-25 01:19:43 PM
Can a conservatard please explain how this now means we don't need to worry about greenhouse gas?
 
2014-03-25 01:20:10 PM

Lydia_C: meat0918: JoieD'Zen: TFA  says it's dying and it's going to blow - which is it?

It could explode next Tuesday, give or take 70,000 years.

Btw, TFA is off by an order of magnitude here. Yellowstone last erupted 640,000 years ago. That's an extra zero in there.

The bong-smoking editor decided to uniformly clip a zero off the correct ballpark number. Probably had his mind blown thinking about the vastness of time.

/whoa


Ok, next Tuesday, give or take 640,000 years.
 
2014-03-25 01:20:25 PM
Yellowstone is the most recent system along the hot spot. There are older volcanic systems that march their way up the plains, and as they got older and older, all of those systems eventually cooled. The ground subsided, and Hawaiian-type lava covered them up.

So which way is the plate moving over the hot spot? Are Denver or Cheyenne next?
 
2014-03-25 01:20:35 PM
They were off a bit on the frequency of the eruptions too. It goes up about every 700,000 years, not 70,000
 
2014-03-25 01:21:26 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


Adeles.
 
2014-03-25 01:21:51 PM
Hah! That's just what the trilobites said. Ask one now what they think. Just ask one now.
 
2014-03-25 01:22:15 PM

roddack: "Yellowstone will likely be a good place to grow potatoes one day."

All is not lost!


"Here come the Irish!"
 
2014-03-25 01:24:01 PM

Wellon Dowd: Yellowstone is the most recent system along the hot spot. There are older volcanic systems that march their way up the plains, and as they got older and older, all of those systems eventually cooled. The ground subsided, and Hawaiian-type lava covered them up.

So which way is the plate moving over the hot spot? Are Denver or Cheyenne next?


I want to say that the North American plate is moving west to southwest. So, look out Fargo?
 
2014-03-25 01:24:38 PM

JohnCarter: Could we sacrifice Beiber into the volcano so as to appease the vulcanic gods of the underworld?  Just to be sure?


That would almost guarantee an eruption. It would be viewed as an insult.
 
2014-03-25 01:25:07 PM
"In loving memory?!!?!?" Lest we forget this volcano killed Woody Harrelson? Sociopaths.
 
2014-03-25 01:26:02 PM
I like the expanded access to information that the internet gives me, but the lack of editors in general these days is jarring.  Sooooo many articles who's only editing is a pass through spell check, if that.
 
2014-03-25 01:27:46 PM
Well, the way these things work, the hotspot under the crust that fuels Yellowstone will just shift a hundred miles east and create a new megavolcano complex in a few hundred thousand years.
 
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