If you ever wondered how the world is going to end, the answer has probably something to do with volcanoes. Yes, Folks, rather than a big-ass meteorite or a third world war, we should consider [and worry about] volcanoes among the top causes for the end of the world in the next 10 years! And until recently I thought that there was nothing worse than a volcano going off in my backyard but I was wrong. There is one thing worse than volcanoes and that is super-volcanoes!!! That’s right, Folks, I kid you not, each one of these f***ers have enough power to bury an entire country under lava and plunge the world into a so-called “volcanic winter” that could wipe nearly all the species of plants and animals off the face of the planet!
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So far, scientists are unable to model the potential consequences of an awakening super volcano.
Latest studies show that the Phlegraen Fields have actually been swelling above sea level at a rate of 3 cm per month. Micro quakes and large amounts of gases accumulated in soil indicate that the volcano may be preparing to erupt, says Vladimir Kiryanov, Assistant Professor of Geology at the St. Petersburg University.
“The Phlegraen Fields are a super volcano. Yellowstone in the United States and Toba in Indonesia are also super volcanoes capable of spewing more than 1,000 cubic km of magma. These are catastrophic eruptions. There was a huge volcanic eruption in the Phlegraen Fields some 30,000-40,000 years ago. Volcanic ash from that eruption is still found in the Mediterranean, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and even in Russia. We are now seeing the expansion of a magma pocket, which means that there might be an eruption at a certain time.”
Super eruptions of such magnitude may produce the so-called “volcanic winter” effect when sulfur gases and ash will reach the stratosphere and cover the globe with thick ash clouds that solar rays will be unable to penetrate. Condensed sulfur trioxides will react with moisture, forming sulfuric acid. Downpours of sulfuric acid will hit the Earth. Scientists have obtained new evidence of a similar cataclysm following the eruption of the Toba super volcano on island of Sumatra in Indonesia about 74,000 years ago. But today, things promise to be even more devastating. Suffice it to recall the havoc wreaked by a minor increase in volcanic activity in Iceland in 2010 on air transportation over Europe.
It is widely believed by the scientific community that it was a super-volcanic eruption what wiped out the dinosaurs 250 million years ago and not a meteorite like we always thought. If an event of this magnitude happened today we’re pretty much screwed. And I mean screwed as in “OH SHIT WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!1!!!” not as in “Oh crap! Mom found my midget p0rn collection!”
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Super volcano awakening in Italy?
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Post image courtesy of nydailynews.com, from a somewhat related article:
Supervolcanoes a ‘major threat’ that could erupt sooner than thought: study
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