"Would a Supervolcano Eruption Wipe Us Out?"

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"Would a Supervolcano Eruption Wipe Us Out?"

Post by SheilaH » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:00 pm

Since we all have discussed and read about Campi Flegrei, Toba, and Yellowstone, thought I'd share.
An acceleration of processes causing deformation and heating within the caldera saw the Italian government raise the volcano's threat level in December 2016. Fears are growing that magma deep inside Campi Flegrei could be reaching the "critical degassing pressure", where a sudden large-scale release of volcanic gases could abruptly inject heat into surrounding hydrothermal fluids and rocks. When this happens on a significant scale, it can cause catastrophic rock failure within the volcano, triggering an eruption. In line with this, a study published in May 2017 found evidence that the supervolcano has been building towards an eruption for decades.
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Re: "Would a Supervolcano Eruption Wipe Us Out?"

Post by FrannieCascadia » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 pm

Campi Flegrei is one of the volcanoes I was talking about last night about coming back to life

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