Yellowstone Geography Case Study

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Case Study for super volcanic eruption?
Yellowstone, Wyoming, USA
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Where do they happen?
On destructive plate margins or hotspots
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When was the last super volcanic eruption?
Lake Toba, Indonesia, 74,000 years ago
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Describe Yellowstone's magma chamber
80km long, 40km wide, 8km deep
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When was the last time this hotspot erupted?
2 million years ago
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What effect would the eruption have?
destroy 10,000km2 squared land, killing 87,000 immediately. 15cm ash would cover buildings within 1,000km, killing 1 in 3. Ash would reduce temps 12 degrees in Europe, causing volcanic winter lasting 3-5 yrs. reduction 15 degrees in tropics.
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What would be the effect on Earth;s inhabitants?
Failure of monsoon in tropics would cause crop failure, and could lead to starvation
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Where do they happen?

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