Some scientists think there is a 5 – 10% chance that a supervolcano could erupt in the next 80 years. European Science Foundation Experts predict that there’s a moderate chance that millions of people could be killed by the eruption of a supervolcano in the next century. In fact, they believe that it’s more likely to occur than nuclear destruction, asteroids or global warming!
So where are the potential locations of such destructive volcanos?
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
- Popocateptl, Mexico City, Mexico
- Mount Vesuvius, Campagnia, Italy
Despite the fact that the odds are still in your favor and that you will likely be safe if you live near one of these volcanos, this knowledge should not be ignored. A supervolcano erupted at Yellowstone 2.1 Million years ago, and it could happen again. There’s still time to plan your escape, or even your move away from these areas.
And if you’re not scared yet, watch the movie about a catastrophic volcanic eruption at Yellowstone, “Supervolcano”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervolcano_(film)
Scarier yet, here’s a quote from the USGS website commenting on the movie “Supervolcano”: “it [‘Supervolcano’] does an acceptable job of addressing some of the issues scientists would grapple with if Yellowstone showed signs of an impending eruption.”