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Super-volcanoes are like giant BEACH
BALLS: Bouncy magma is the secret behind
enormous eruptions - and could mean we
are due one sooner than thought

Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/9/2014 6:12:05 PM

Magma in the depths of a super-volcano will eventually burst out like a beach ball held under water, scientists have said. Such a scenario would cause a massive eruption that could happen sooner rather than later and more frequently than previously thought. Swiss researchers have simulated 1.2 million eruptions to work out the change in pressure required to cause a super-volcano to blow its top, New Scientist reported. Super-volcanoes can eject more than 1,000 cubic kilometres of material at once, covering a continent in ash, but the last time this happened was around 75,000 years ago. These rare events represent the biggest natural catastrophes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tip35c, 1/9/2014 6:22:04 PM     (No. 9686271)

Moral of the story: "Everything is killing us, all the time!!"

So look alive, all you slobs!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/9/2014 6:28:03 PM     (No. 9686273)

Chicken Little will never die.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 1/9/2014 7:45:15 PM     (No. 9686333)

When in trouble
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout

If you´re going to worry about every possible catastrophe and cataclysm you´ll waste your whole life.

Life is an absolutely fatal condition. We will all die. Not everyone chooses to enjoy the life they have.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 1/9/2014 7:54:49 PM     (No. 9686347)

And here I was worried because the earth will only last another 5 billion years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 1/9/2014 8:29:42 PM     (No. 9686383)

But when the polar ice caps and glaciers are melted because of global warming, wouldn´t that flood all the volcanos and put them out?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/9/2014 9:34:51 PM     (No. 9686425)

I predict the super eruption will take place in 2078. Yea, now I´m a bona fide Eco-"scientist"!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trust No One, 1/9/2014 10:10:21 PM     (No. 9686449)

Silly me, I´ve been worrying about all those droughts that will happen in 2100.

Guess I can stop worrying about that now and furrow my brows over the Super Duper Volcanoes that are gonna Blow - one day I´m sure.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bugboy, 1/10/2014 11:06:01 AM     (No. 9686943)

First climate change and now this! What are we to do?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fb2002, 1/10/2014 11:08:23 AM     (No. 9686947)

I think we need a super volcano tax or we should all buy super volcano credits. Therefore, the government can collect the money, use it for other purposes and we´ll all be a lot safer.

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