Scientists Warn Supervolcano Will Destroy U.S

truther 14

By Terrence Aym
beforeitsnews

Some of the world’s smartest geophysicists aren’t sleeping well anymore. Perhaps their dreams are filled with nightmares—if so, it wouldn’t be surprising since what they thought they knew about volcanoes wasn’t quite right. But now they know the truth—the terrifying reality—supervolcanoes are activating and can destroy America at any time. Maybe in 100 years…or maybe as early as next week…


Forget about tumbling asteroids the size of mountains bombarding EarthStop worrying about nuclear warShrug off any concerns about the coming Ice AgeDoomsday is probably closer than you think and no matter where you live you probably aren’t safe from the effects of the aftermath.

That’s the terrible reality facing scientists around the world as they scramble to revise monitoring systems to better predict the imminent destructive fury of the supervolcanoes when they blow.

1888 lithograph of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa

The terror of tomorrow

For many years volcanologists thought tomorrow was a long way off. But two scientific papers published recently reassessed the danger of several ominous U.S. volcanoes: one in Death Valley, the Ubehebe Crater, is half a mile wide and more than 700 feet deep. Believed to have last erupted thousands of years ago, it’s now known to have blasted away during the 14th Century.

The other volcano, the famous Crater Lake cauldera in Oregon, can recharge itself in a few short decades and then explode with super-massive destructive force. Until lately, scientists believed that volcanoes also required thousands of years to become dangerously active again.

They were wrong.

Brilliant Dr. Margaret Mangan California’s top U.S.G.S. scientist

The U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge of keeping a wary eye on volcanoes located in California for the U.S. Geological Survey is Margaret Mangan. Recently she told USA Today that “The understanding of the timing of eruptions and the timing of the building up to eruptions is changing.”

And changing it isat an alarming rate. The changes in knowledge that have come rapidly the past few years now have some scientists biting their nails over the Doomsday supervolcano in Yellowstone Park. That volcano has shown all the signs of becoming active: parts of the ground have heated to just under 1,000 F while the earth is bulging from a building lava dome and a lake has completely boiled away.

Just two years ago many geophysicists assured everyone, including the federal government, that there really wasn’t anything to worry about. Really.

Now those same scientists have shut up. If they talk at all to curious reporters they respond only in clipped monotones and then hurry away.

What are they worried about? Approaching Doomsday.

The many names of Doomsday

Doomsday comes with many names, 22 to be exact. The seven largest among the megacaldera (the technical name for supervolcanoes) are Yellowstone, Long Valley, and Valles Calderas in the United States; Lake Toba on North Sumatra island in Indonesia; the Taupo Volcano located on the North Island in New Zealand; Aira Caldera within the Kagoshima Prefecture of Kyūshū, Japan; and the Siberian Traps in Russia.

The world’s seven supervolcanoes cauldrons of violent destruction

A relatively smaller supervolcano, Cumbre Vieja, on La Palma in the Canary Islands just northwest of Africa could wipe out much of southern England and most of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

According to an article by Steve Connor, the Science Editor of the UK’s The Independent:

A wave higher than Nelson’s Column and travelling faster than a jet aircraft will devastate the eastern seaboard of America and inundate much of southern Britain, say scientists who have analyzed the effects of a future volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.

The Canary Island Cumbre Vieja volcano’s ‘Zone of Destruction’

A massive slab of rock twice the volume of the Isle of Man would break away from the island of La Palma and smash into the Atlantic Ocean to cause a tsunami–a monster wave–bigger than any recorded, the scientists warned…

The Canary Island Cumbre Vieja volcano’s tsunami path

Most of the wave’s energy, equivalent to the combined output of America’s power stations for six months, would travel westwards to the American coast but enough would be flicked north towards the English Channel to cause catastrophic coastal damage.

A computer model has been designed to show the way the tsunami will build after the volcano, called Cumbre Vieja, erupts…It describes the almost unimaginable scale of an event that the scientists say could happen at any time within the foreseeable future.

Fire and ice

When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, up to 100 million Americans will perish.

Millions will be instantly incinerated by the blast. More millions will die quickly from tons of superheated ashas much as 20 feet deepthat will blanket the Death Zone from the Pacific Northwest to northern Texas and as far east as western Iowa.

American ‘Death Zone’ delineated by superheated ash

More will succumb to extended famines and plagues. For all intents and purposes what was once the United States of America will be gone—buried in gray ash, slag, and superheated mud.

Much of southwestern Canada will also be affected.

Death Zone delineated by supersonic winds and heat

A survey in 2009 conducted by scientists gathered past seismic wave data from earthquakes in the region to create a 3D image of the subterranean hotspot. The actual ancient caldera, now mostly a shallow impression in the ground, spans across three states: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

‘Pit of Death’ widening volcanic vent at Yellowstone

All experts agree that if another massive eruption occurs the concussion, lava, superheated gas and ash fall would effectively destroy almost half of the US and be the greatest single catastrophe in recorded world history.

Entire projected Yellowstone eruption ‘Death Zone’ covers two-thirds of U.S.

The Apocalyptic destruction of the supervolcanoes would be followed swiftly by an Ice Age. If it’s a major Ice Age, the ice will remain for up to 100,000 years.

The last major eruption at Yellowstone occurred about 70,000 years ago. Some experts are warning a supervolcano catastrophe is long overdue.

When asked when he thinks Yellowstone might erupt, one worried volcanologist sighed and replied, “At any time. Look, I’m just a scientist. Only God can answer that question with certainty…but it’s going to happen.”

Enter Your Mail Address

Incoming search terms:

Share

Add To The Conversation Using Facebook Comments

14 Comments »

  1. red December 22, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

    why include god in this scenario? i don’t think a divine creator who love us all would want to see babies buried under those ashes.

  2. The end is nigh! November 12, 2012 at 2:34 am - Reply

    I’m moving to South America. I’m the only one who can think practically here apparently.

  3. jiggabooobabbBoooo May 21, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Ahh poetic Justice….Africa,, which is still ignorant to their own abuse with nonsense shall find its coming from the very same continent… Beautiful

  4. vincent February 21, 2012 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Ahh poetic justice… America, which was born out of the extreme exploits of Africa’s people and resources, will find her end coming from that very same continent… Beautiful!

    • paul January 7, 2014 at 7:39 am - Reply

      oh yea vincent terrible america, instead of spearing monkey meat those poor offspring from africa that was exploited be spearin food stamps and drivin lincolns instead of walkin in the snake infested jungle lol.

  5. jude February 17, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I keep thinking (world wide) about all those bunkers plus Doomsday Seed Vault (Norway) finished up these past years. Someone knows something thus COG (Continuecy of Government) and WE aren’t part of the chosen bunker crowd. And ya wonder about where all those trillions have disappeared to . The populous will NEVER be informed until it is too late. Hey maybe this is why ( mega volcano under Yellowstone boiling up) the powers that be haven’t WASTED any money on high speed rail (China has over 10,000 miles – took just a couple decades) decent levees, upgrades on highways, bridges, etc. WHY waste the money – build bunkers, stock’em up with food etc.

  6. taad February 14, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Keep on pushing God away and He will listen, and pull back. He keeps all things in order that we can have life! But we keep telling Him to get out of lives. He will withdraw and then disaster comes. Pray, pray, pray. Have Mercy on us O Lord for we have sinned!

  7. MGM February 14, 2012 at 1:18 am - Reply

    When we combined the atrocities/death of the civil war, W1, W2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and other wars, 53-54 million murdered babies stand still. The END however it had to be accomplished by the CREATOR should not even be a question. FEAR should have come first hand so that when we read the top of the news as SUPERVOLCANO will destroy US, why FEAR?

  8. Lucia February 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Now if this happens will americans think that they deserve as a fate coming from all the evil they spread in the wolrd? Like they think Iraks, aphegans, iranians and others deserve being killed cause they are sinners?
    I wish to see somenthing coming to America to open americans eyes!

  9. E-trade baby February 12, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Don’t worry Arch,My degree in Karmaology has not provided me too much additional insight into your question.I think if supervolcanos were the godly prescription for evil,we would already be just another asteroid belt.

  10. Archie1954 February 12, 2012 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Not being a scientist I can ask this question. Do you think it might be bad Karma coming back to haunt the one country in the world that has been involved in every deadly and destructive war in the last 50 years?

    • pat February 14, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

      The wars we’ve been in? What about all of the unborn children that we’ve destroyed for our conveinence? How about our sexual immorality that we’ve taken to the nth degree of selfishness and disregard of anything rather than the supremacy of our own selves. Could it be that if we travel further down this path that even a good God’s graces can’t penetrate and help us from destruction….not just physically which we can readily apprehend our mortality but spiritually as well. The physical prefigures the spiritual. We are in a stark period of the “signs of the times”…….signs an wonders for those who would see.

Leave A Response »