What if the Yellowstone National Park super volcano erupts today?
4 What if the Yellowstone super volcano erupted today?
In theory, if the Yellowstone national park super volcano erupted, it will create possibly the biggest disaster ever seen in not only the United States history, but in world history.
The eruption will spew hot magma and ash thousands of miles into the air and will damage buildings and crops all around the country. The super volcano is pretty capable of burying states like Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Colorado in up to 3 feet of ash. This is not the ordinary ash, but volcanic ash which is a mixture of crushed rock and glass.
But the most likely scenario is that there will be a small eruption which will cause the lava to flow out of the volcano. This will be followed by earthquakes as the magma builds up towards the surface of the Earth. A volcanic eruption will also affect the climate in a big way. When the Pinatubo erupted in 1991, it cooled the planet by 1 degree Celsius and when the Tambora erupted in 1815, it cooled the planet to the stage where it damaged crops all over the world.