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it's about 40,000 years overdue but dont worry, all it needs is a stray nuke from russia or china or even the country itself and BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!No more North America, no more Canada, no more UK.And hey, it may just start a chain reaction with the other 24 Super Volcanoes as well, i just cant wait to die!!-----------------------"We apologize for the error in last week's paper In which we stated that Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We meant, of course, that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce."-Correction notice in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper For those who haven't seen this yet, it's a must view!!!!CHECK IT OUT!!!!...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
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I will take the word of our hard rock guru, Bass... As he is frozen solid and unable to dig out from under the 5 feet of snow that is covering him - it is almost May! - and also has yet to have his morning coffee, I will venture to say he is not worried. Period.
This opinion takes into account that the Yellowstone hotspot has been around for a LONG time, for the last 17 million years, and is not necessarily due to deep mantle processes. An abstract:Fundamental features of the geology and tectonic setting of thenortheast-propagating Yellowstone hotspot are not explained by asimple deep-mantle plume hypothesis and, within that framework,must be attributed to coincidence or be explained by auxiliary hypotheses.These features include the persistence of basaltic magmatismalong the hotspot track, the origin of the hotspot during aregional middle Miocene tectonic reorganization, a similar and coevalzone of northwestward magmatic propagation, the occurrenceof both zones of magmatic propagation along a first-order tectonicboundary, and control of the hotspot track by preexisting structures.Seismic imaging provides no evidence for, and several contraindicationsof, a vertically extensive plume-like structure beneathYellowstone or a broad trailing plume head beneath theeastern Snake River Plain. The high helium isotope ratios observedat Yellowstone and other hotspots are commonly assumed to arisefrom the lower mantle, but upper-mantle processes can explain theobservations. The available evidence thus renders an upper-mantleorigin for the Yellowstone system the preferred model; there is noevidence that the system extends deeper than ~200 km, and someevidence that it does not. A model whereby the Yellowstone systemreflects feedback between upper-mantle convection and regionallithospheric tectonics is able to explain the observations better thana deep-mantle plume hypothesis.abst. "Upper-mantle origin of the Yellowstone hotspot"Robert L. Christiansen - USGSG.R. Foulger - Uni.Durham, UKJohn R. Evans - USGSSo there is some discussion as to whether the Y.H.S. is what it had traditionally been interpreted to be.
BRRRRRrrrrrr!! It's too freekin' cold to be worried.
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