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Did anyone see this on the discovery channel last weekend? If you didn't, let me see if I can sum-up. Yellowstone apparently sits on top of a live volcano. Not just any live volcano, but one of sort of enourmous magnitude. It has errupted three times in history, the first time 2 billion years ago. On average it has gone off every 600,000 years, and it has now been 640,000 years since the last eruption. Eruption of this volcano could trigger very dynamic global weather changes. The movie of course goes into worst case scenario, as that is what docudramas generally do. But apparently this volcano I never really knew about is quite a big deal. The scientists interviewed afterwards beleived that the volcano could very well go off within our lifetime.

anyway, just wondering if anyone saw this...or what you thought if you did...or if you have more information, etc.

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I didn't see the documentary, but I did learn someplace (on the "Coast To Coast" radio program, I think) that the Yellowstone caldera could cause really spectacular damage if it blew.
 
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