Yellowstone - Supervolcano

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  • Created on: 16-04-16 16:32
How much ash and rock would be ejected from Yellowstone?
1,000km3 of rock and ash would be ejected if Yellowstone erupted
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What characteristic do super volcanoes have?
A calderas, large depression formed after magma chamber collapse
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What are the dimensions of Yellowstone's magma chamber?
80km by 40 km and 8km deep
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What fraction of people affected would die?
1 in 3 people affected would die
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In what radius would everything be destroyed?
Everything within an 100 mile radius would be destroyed
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How much land would be erupted?
10,000km3 of land would be erupted
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How high would the ash cloud be?
25 mile high ash cloud
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How many people could be killed?
87,000 could be killed
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How thick will be the ash deposited and how far away?
10ft thick ash deposited 1,000 miles away
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What fraction of the USA will be uninhabitable?
2/3 of the USA uninhabitable
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How far would the ash lower global temperatures?
Ash would lower global temperatures by 20 degrees celsius
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How long after the eruption would the UK get the ash cloud?
UK would get the ash cloud 5 days after the eruption
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How would the eruption effect the economy?
The economy would be put under huge pressure and likely collapse due to the damage to the USA
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What characteristic do super volcanoes have?

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