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(Some Guy)   What happens when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts? Plans call for the hundreds of surviving Americans to be sent to Brazil, Australia and Argentina (w/ maps showing whether you're more likely to be deported or just dead by then)   (warnewsupdates.blogspot.ca) divider line 224
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2014-05-09 09:33:01 AM  
I am not a geologist nor am I a vulcanologist (no not even on TV) but it seems likely to me that should Yellowstone blow it would set off huge earthquakes not only all up and down the west coast but also along the New Madrid fault. If New Madrid goes big the zone of heavy destruction reaches almost to Ohio in the north and almost Georgia in the south. Most of us would just be dead but if you live on the east coast you might survive the initial blast... only to die choking on ash/dust in the coming months.

If someone out there who has any real knowledge on the subject can tell me I am full of BS please do... please? Anyone?
 
2014-05-09 10:38:04 AM  
Oh, FFS
 
2014-05-09 10:51:36 AM  
I'm in NJ, I'll be just fine.
 
2014-05-09 11:19:11 AM  

ManateeGag: I'm in NJ, I'll be just fine.


Well, except for being in NJ.
 
2014-05-09 11:29:08 AM  
Aaaw, man. I was hoping it would just be mass chaos.
 
Skr
2014-05-09 11:30:01 AM  
I just know that my stocks in pumice will crater.
 
2014-05-09 11:30:07 AM  
I'm pretty sure I'd rather go out with the volcano. What with the subsequent nuclear winter and death of the world's largest agricultural supply. Unless I get a post-apocalyptic death car. Then I'll stick around...
 
2014-05-09 11:31:07 AM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2014-05-09 11:31:22 AM  
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Strangest boner...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-09 11:31:36 AM  
With the air quality in Indiana like it is, we aren't going to notice the difference.
 
2014-05-09 11:32:08 AM  
Yeah, let's worry about a few people of immediate need, and not worry about the global catastrophes that will come from this...
 
2014-05-09 11:32:20 AM  
"Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Report Claims That US Has Contingency Deal With Brazil, Australia -- Epoch Times"

This makes Inforwars sound sane in comparison.
 
2014-05-09 11:32:33 AM  
Did someone say Ash?
static.comicvine.com
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2014-05-09 11:32:51 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Aaaw, man. I was hoping it would just be mass chaos.


It probably will be when the dollar becomes worthless, so $100b isn't worth it. If the dollar is gone then the world financial system is gone, food production will be devastated by the eruption so countries might not be able to take in millions of more mouths to feed.
 
2014-05-09 11:33:05 AM  
well im turning my fan on now in the office and pointing it at you westerners. you can keep your winter and ash

quick everyone - get behind my fan
 
2014-05-09 11:33:18 AM  

Lord_Dubu: I'm pretty sure I'd rather go out with the volcano. What with the subsequent nuclear winter and death of the world's largest agricultural supply. Unless I get a post-apocalyptic death car. Then I'll stick around...


Imagine what the global warming deniers are going to do with that!
 
2014-05-09 11:33:25 AM  

Lord_Dubu: I'm pretty sure I'd rather go out with the volcano. What with the subsequent nuclear winter and death of the world's largest agricultural supply. Unless I get a post-apocalyptic death car. Then I'll stick around...


Nah, I want to stick around so I can hear republicans laugh about not having to worry about carbon emissions causing global warming anymore.  After all, it's only an extinction level event.  What better way to prove Algore wrong?

Plus, the fundies will have a field day with this.
 
2014-05-09 11:33:51 AM  
I forget where I read it, for some reason I want to say Collapse by Jared Diamond, but I seem to remember the Yellowstone super volcano's destructive force being compared to a pile of dynamite the size of Rhode Island and 8 miles tall.

That would fark shiat up yo.
 
2014-05-09 11:33:52 AM  

Lord_Dubu: I'm pretty sure I'd rather go out with the volcano. What with the subsequent nuclear winter and death of the world's largest agricultural supply. Unless I get a post-apocalyptic death car. Then I'll stick around...


Hells yeah! Roaming the wastelands for canned food and fuel.

Luckily we won't ever have to worry about any of this because i'm cutting my carbon footprint in an effort to save the planet.
 
2014-05-09 11:33:52 AM  

Majick Thise: I am not a geologist nor am I a vulcanologist (no not even on TV) but it seems likely to me that should Yellowstone blow it would set off huge earthquakes not only all up and down the west coast but also along the New Madrid fault. If New Madrid goes big the zone of heavy destruction reaches almost to Ohio in the north and almost Georgia in the south. Most of us would just be dead but if you live on the east coast you might survive the initial blast... only to die choking on ash/dust in the coming months.

If someone out there who has any real knowledge on the subject can tell me I am full of BS please do... please? Anyone?


Yes, you are. Earthquakes don't work that way.

Probably about 100,000 people in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho would die. Life would kind of suck for a while for everyone else west of the Mississippi, but not in a deadly way. There'd be a lot of ash everywhere, and the world would have another year without a summer worldwide, as happened in 1816 after the Tambora eruption. But the only places likely to experience starvation would be areas of the world already highly sensitive to food crises--Sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, etc. Food prices would increase, maybe double or triple, but most economies can absorb a temporary increase of that magnitude that would drop back down the following year or two.
 
2014-05-09 11:36:29 AM  

Verrai: There'd be a lot of ash everywhere, and the world would have another year without a summer worldwide, as happened in 1816 after the Tambora eruption.


And unless I'm mistaken, that ash would quickly become nutrient-rich soil.
 
2014-05-09 11:36:49 AM  
I'm located in the "kill zone". There's been a swarm of more than 30 quakes beyween 2 and 5 on the Richter scale in the last two months in both Yellowstone and areas of southeast and central Idaho. If this is the prelude, then the only thing I give a shiat about is making sure I have enough Pendleton and coke to get myself obliterated, before being obliterated.
 
2014-05-09 11:37:02 AM  
Well, we'll have a period of time to discuss this with certainty

as we observe the SIGNIFICANT regional ground swell that would take place over many months leading up to such an event
 
2014-05-09 11:37:05 AM  
I'm in Florida, so I'll be fine. Suck it, haters.

/Until the sea levels rise.
//Then I'm screwed.
 
2014-05-09 11:37:22 AM  
People love to be afraid, don't they?
 
2014-05-09 11:37:23 AM  

ManateeGag: I'm in NJ, I'll be just fine.


It can't get any worse there!
 
2014-05-09 11:37:31 AM  
Looks like Sorcha Faal got a new website
 
2014-05-09 11:38:01 AM  
If I'm supposed to be outraged at the prospect of being deported to Australia, you'll have to try harder. Best weekend of my life.
 
2014-05-09 11:38:31 AM  
I am attempting to comprehend the reported information, but I remain confused by one particular aspect.

What quantity of ammunition should I purchase?
 
2014-05-09 11:38:32 AM  
The main source of all this is African news websites..

/seems legit
 
2014-05-09 11:38:38 AM  

Cybernetic: I'm in Florida, so I'll be fine. Suck it, haters.

/Until the sea levels rise.
//Then I'm screwed.


seas are gonna shrink a hell of a lot with all that ASH cooling the world by about 15 degrees.  Best go buy some winter gear right now.
 
2014-05-09 11:38:53 AM  

Jim.Casy: I forget where I read it, for some reason I want to say Collapse by Jared Diamond, but I seem to remember the Yellowstone super volcano's destructive force being compared to a pile of dynamite the size of Rhode Island and 8 miles tall.

That would fark shiat up yo.


How many Hiroshimas is that?
 
2014-05-09 11:40:15 AM  
Wasn't there a big to-do a few months ago about how the Yellowstone supervolcano WASN'T going to erupt?
 
2014-05-09 11:40:51 AM  

Dimensio: What quantity of ammunition should I purchase?


As much as you can get your hands on.

Like always.
 
2014-05-09 11:41:17 AM  
That's according to the South African news website Praag, which said that the African National Congress was offered $10 billion a year for 10 years if it would build temporary housing for Americans in case of an eruption.

Riiight.

I'll put my money on "Someone in South Africa has a real-estate scheme going and is spreading this ridiculous story to attract investors."
 
2014-05-09 11:42:01 AM  
Thanks VOLCANOBAMA
 
2014-05-09 11:42:09 AM  
I'm outside of the ash zone, but I suspect having winds blowing across the wastelands of ash would make things pretty uncomfortable for many years.
 
2014-05-09 11:42:21 AM  
So much more meat for the Dropbears...
 
2014-05-09 11:42:30 AM  
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2014-05-09 11:42:38 AM  

Tricky Chicken: Lord_Dubu: I'm pretty sure I'd rather go out with the volcano. What with the subsequent nuclear winter and death of the world's largest agricultural supply. Unless I get a post-apocalyptic death car. Then I'll stick around...

Imagine what the global warming deniers are going to do with that!


We are hoping the nuclear winter will cancel out the global warming.  Win-win.
 
2014-05-09 11:43:20 AM  
I'm in New York, but we still have to watch out for low flying 767's.
 
2014-05-09 11:43:33 AM  
Wow your blog sucks.  Why would we pay another country when half of the country would be fine.  We have plenty of room outside of that triangle and would not spend $100 billion to house americans when we can do it on our own soil.
 
2014-05-09 11:43:51 AM  
I'm better start drinking, just in case.
 
2014-05-09 11:43:59 AM  
My degree is in geology, graduated in 1984, I can remember my professors talking about the Yellowstone Caldera back then and how large it is. Me, I have a years worth of food and water stock piled. Trade you a can of Dintymore Stew for 12 pack of beer.
 
2014-05-09 11:44:19 AM  

Verrai: Majick Thise: I am not a geologist nor am I a vulcanologist (no not even on TV) but it seems likely to me that should Yellowstone blow it would set off huge earthquakes not only all up and down the west coast but also along the New Madrid fault. If New Madrid goes big the zone of heavy destruction reaches almost to Ohio in the north and almost Georgia in the south. Most of us would just be dead but if you live on the east coast you might survive the initial blast... only to die choking on ash/dust in the coming months.

If someone out there who has any real knowledge on the subject can tell me I am full of BS please do... please? Anyone?

Yes, you are. Earthquakes don't work that way.

Probably about 100,000 people in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho would die. Life would kind of suck for a while for everyone else west of the Mississippi, but not in a deadly way. There'd be a lot of ash everywhere, and the world would have another year without a summer worldwide, as happened in 1816 after the Tambora eruption. But the only places likely to experience starvation would be areas of the world already highly sensitive to food crises--Sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, etc. Food prices would increase, maybe double or triple, but most economies can absorb a temporary increase of that magnitude that would drop back down the following year or two.


Thanks that about covers everything I was going to say.

Do you really think one year without a summer? I was thinking at least two years without a summer or at the very least a cold summer.

Also according to that map I live right on the edge of the Lava Creek Ash Bed so that should be exciting for me.
 
2014-05-09 11:44:33 AM  

Verrai: Yes, you are. Earthquakes don't work that way.

Probably about 100,000 people in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho would die. Life would kind of suck for a while for everyone else west of the Mississippi, but not in a deadly way. There'd be a lot of ash everywhere, and the world would have another year without a summer worldwide, as happened in 1816 after the Tambora eruption. But the only places likely to experience starvation would be areas of the world already highly sensitive to food crises--Sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, etc. Food prices would increase, maybe double or triple, but most economies can absorb a temporary increase of that magnitude that would drop back down the following year or two.


Are you sure you can't just freak out like everyone else?  Thinking about this calmly is so much less fun.
 
2014-05-09 11:45:16 AM  
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I'm covered.
 
2014-05-09 11:45:22 AM  
Great. Real estate prices in NYC will go through the roof.
 
2014-05-09 11:45:52 AM  
Scientists aren't sure when it will erupt next, although many have sought to assure the public that it probably won't for a while. In reality, the volcano could erupt at any time, though officials would in theory be able to detect an impending eruption and alert Americans to the threat.

It could blow at any moment!*


*in the next half million years
 
2014-05-09 11:45:53 AM  

GoldSpider: Verrai: There'd be a lot of ash everywhere, and the world would have another year without a summer worldwide, as happened in 1816 after the Tambora eruption.

And unless I'm mistaken, that ash would quickly become nutrient-rich soil.


"Quickly" is relative. And while a little ash is good for your garden, a lot of it is not so great.

There would be an eventual benefit. In the meantime, there would be some problems.
 
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