Date: 6 months ago   Category: Science

The real danger of a supervolcano in the USA is proved


Volcanists have reported about real threat for people because of geological activity in the Yellowstone national park. According to scientists, in the area in the future there will be powerful earthquakes measuring 7.0 which can lead to the collapse of rocks, landslides and the human victims. At the same time, eruption of a supervolcano remains improbable, reports the USA Today edition. The Yellowstone supervolcano was thrown up last time 2,5 million years ago. A series of eruptions left huge calderas with a diameter of tens kilometers on a surface, however repetition of such catastrophic events is improbable. By estimates of scientists, the chance of new explosion in a huge caldera is (diameter about 65 kilometers) 1 on 730 thousand. However the probability of strong earthquakes is much higher. So, tremors have led on August 17, 1959 to a destructive landslide which has claimed the lives of 28 people. According to experts, the earthquake of similar force will occur in the near future. However consequences can be much more serious, than in 1959 as the national park is visited by millions of people. In July it was reported that the staff of National park of Grand-Titon which is in 16 kilometers from Yellowstone National Park have closed some sites because of the growing cracks. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

URL:




Today

just now

Took about two kilograms of stones, covers from bottles and coins from a stomach of the resident of the South Korean city of Goyang. The Daily Mail edition reports about it. the 54-year-old man saw a...

just now

The federation of fencing of France recognized a duel on light swords as official sport. The Associated Press agency reports about it. Competitions will be is carried out on an equal basis with duels...

just now

The F-2 strike fighter of the Air Japan Self-Defense Forces failed in the sea at coast of the prefecture Fukuoka. It crashed approximately in 130 kilometers to the northeast from Tsuyki air base from...

just now

The expert center of the All-Russian consumers union "Roskontrol" conducted a research of washing machines. 16 models from seven producers took part in it. Experts studied washing machines of brands o...

just now

The malefactors offering intimate photos of minor children and data of the stolen credit cards for sale use the protected messengers for sale, found out BBC. The edition notes that migration of seller...

just now

The center of strategic communications at NATO conducted a research on whether it is easy to manipulate soldiers by means of social networks. Experts created false pages on Facebook and communicated b...

just now

The Security Service of Ukraine put on the wanted list Oleg Ivannikov whom it considers one of the main defendants in the case about death of "Boeing" of Malaysian Airlines over Donetsk in the summer...

just now

Scientists of University College London studied a pit in which blue stones for construction of Stonehenge were got, and defined how there was a production of monoliths. It is reported in the press rel...