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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:38 pm

That's the one I was thinking about, FFG. It wasn't Pinatubo - it was Mount Unzen from Japan. Good find.
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Guru13 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:43 pm

knapplc wrote:That's the one I was thinking about, FFG. It wasn't Pinatubo - it was Mount Unzen from Japan. Good find.

we watched it in my science class a year or two ago, pretty crazy stuff.
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Munboy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:54 pm

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Munboy wrote:Yea, there's been a couple specials on yellowstone's super volcano. Apparently, I'm going to have ringside seats.


Pyroclastic flow would engulf the greater part of three states


I guess that would include you. :-o

Well, for your sake, let's hope an earlier post is correct as to IT NOT HAPPENING FOR QUITE SOME TIME! ;-) O:-)


Evidence of past flows are all around where I live. There is a small cliff that rises about 20-30 feet high in the park on the south side of my town that was created by a small fault line. About 15 minutes drive South of here is called...ummm...something Black Rock something. Anyways, the black rock is volcanic rock. About 15 minutes drive north of here is what's called "Hell's Half mile" which is bascially a recent lava flow. All the rock is black and vary sharp. As you drive up interstate 15, you can see the exact line the lava took. There's a rest stop that has trails that go out into it. Pretty cool. Also, about an hour northwest of here is Creators of the Moon. I haven't had a chance to get up there, but it's supposed to have a bunch of long hikes out into lava rock. So yea, hopefully all the tremors are just that and not something happening anytime soon. :-o
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Munboy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:05 pm

knapplc wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:I didn't know what a pyroclastic flow was, until now... :-*

There was a pretty famous video of the pyrclastic flow that came down Pinatubo a few years ago. I didn't see it on a quick search of youtube but it's got to be out there. These things are very dangerous and account for a lot of deaths in a lot of eruptions. Pyroclastic flows buried Pompeii and Herculaneum, so those are two very good examples of what these things can do. Devastating stuff.



Probably the most famous pryroclastic flow was what killed the people of Pompeii in ancient Rome. It flooded down the mountain into the city, instently killing and preserving a lot of people...

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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:09 pm

Does anyone know Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park about here in Nebraska? It's kind of a big deal here because it's local and lots of the animals they've dug out of it are in the University of Nebraska museum. It's a pit they found in northeast Nebraska where several dozen animals were buried by ash during an eruption millions of years ago. It's another example how volcanoes can kill - this one was from an eruption in south Idaho, several hundred miles away from here.
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby RiffRaff » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:21 pm

Time to use this story as a "Line" at the bars. :-)
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby treat24 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:49 pm

no real losses in that fallout zone... let'er blow :-b
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Metroid » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:32 pm

treat24 wrote:no real losses in that fallout zone... let'er blow :-b

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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:23 am

treat24 wrote:no real losses in that fallout zone... let'er blow :-b


i dont know...isnt there a lot of beef cattle raised in those areas? Steak is already expensive enough
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Re: Yellowstone 'supervolcano' ?

Postby Tyeattolah » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:02 am

this is all amazing stuff, those that remember Mt. St Helens eruption were amazed then, this would be an incredible event...hope I'm not around for it...but if so, surfs up on the Mighty Mississippi! :-D
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