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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Heart of the Caldera Yellowstone

The Yellowstone Caldera, sometimes known as the Yellowstone super volcano, is a volcanically active region in Yellowstone National Park.  You can get a glimpse of the crater from the overlook.  Yellowstone, like the Hawaiian Islands, is believed to lie on top of one of the planet's few dozen hotspots where light hot molten mantle rock rises towards the surface.  Within the past two million years, it has undergone three extremely large explosive eruptions, up to 2,500 times the size of the 1980 Mount St. Helen's eruption.  There is a documentary film that I watched based on "what if there is an Yellowstone Volcanic eruption" and it basically will destroy the entire North America continent and beyond.  That bare tree is a symbol of events to come.

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