A new report has just been released about the supervolcano inside of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is famous across the globe for it's breathtaking beauty and wonder, and also for volcanic activity.
Researched have determined that a major volcano that encompasses a large portion of the national park is actually a potential danger. There is a 10% chance the supervolcano could erupt every hundred years, although researchers aren’t expecting it to erupt in our lifetime.
“If another eruption were to take place, the researchers found that the supervolcano would spare almost nothing in its wrath. It would shoot 2,500 times more material than Mount St. Helen did in 1980 and could cover most of the contiguous U.S. in ash, possibly putting the planet into a volcanic winter,” according to Fox News.
The news comes after a recent study was conducted. The reports in that study found that the giant “lake of lava” that is below the earth’s surface underneath Yellowstone has changed significantly.
The study proved that the magma reservoir gained about 10 inches in the last seven years. Although that sounds small, scientists say it is a major development.
"It's an extraordinary uplift because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high," the University of Utah's Bob Smith, an expert in Yellowstone volcanism, told National Geographic six years ago.
While there is a serious threat awaiting all of us one day, it is comforting to know that researchers are not expecting it to take place in our lifetime. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section of our Facebook page. Also, read our breaking news article about the famous entertainer who just died from a massive heart attack in Las Vegas at only 45 years of age.