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The Most Dangerous Super Volcanoes on Earth

Updated on September 17, 2015
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Robin Olsen holds a B.Sc.in Computer Information Systems and an active and vigorous sense of curiosity and imagination.

cross section of Yellowstone Super Volcano
cross section of Yellowstone Super Volcano

Do you think a super volcanic eruption would end all life on earth?

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Awesome in their display of natural power, super volcanoes are a force to be reckoned with. A single Eruption can cause extinction level events for many species, one such eruption, at Lake Toba in Sumatra, is claimed to be responsible for the extinction of a great many species and up to 60% of the human population.

Lake Toba and a few others are described here in this video slideshow. Have a look at nature's slumbering power!


A map of the big ones! How close are you? This map is incomplete, not showing any of the South American super volcanoes
A map of the big ones! How close are you? This map is incomplete, not showing any of the South American super volcanoes

© 2012 Robin Olsen

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      Jay C OBrien 

      4 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      I am sure the park rangers are monitoring the situation and will advise us in plenty of time for our orderly evacuation. In the meantime we should tap Yellowstone for geothermal energy... wait, that may lower the price of oil.

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      Robin Olsen 

      4 years ago from Rural Canada

      Thanks Jay, I did this hub out of interest in the subject and will definitely look into the Hopi and Zuni tribes and try to get a grip on their stories.

      There are articles on some 'news' sites that are claiming Yellowstone is close to going off. According to my research on this the next eruption is actually expected in 100,000 years or so. What do you think of those stories? Personally I am not expecting a Yellowstone eruption in my lifetime.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      4 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Stanley Ambrose of the University of Illinois at Champagne came up with the "Toba Catastrophe Theory." I believe the Toba Event was remembered as Noah's Flood. With so few people remaining, it is possible Mankind engaged in incest in order to procreate. If so, it would explain the genetic disorders of today including mental illness. The Hopi and Zuni Tribes have stories to this effect. Also see, Navaho Legends by Washington Matthews, Houghton, Mifflin, 1897.

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