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Movie teaser: "A true story of global disaster The three eruptions, respectively, were about 6,, and 2, times larger than the May 18, eruption of Mt. Helens in Washington State. According to park records, the geyser has erupted more times in the past five years than it has since the s. USGS identified 37 volcanoes in the Very High threat group and mentions an additional 21 under-monitored volcanoes. Yellowstone is one of the 21 under-monitored volcanoes in the High threat group.
All that activity is fueled by a smoldering supervolcano, a heat engine buried deep underground that has produced some of the largest eruptions in the world. The last supereruption about , years ago spewed cubic miles of pulverized rock and ash into the atmosphere, covering nearly half the country in the powdery residue. Geological Survey. In fact, the frequent earthquakes may be acting as a safety valve to release pressure before it builds up, similar to how a pressure cooker releases steam so it remains safe. Any warning signs would occur well before an eruption, and they just aren't there right now.
So is the disaster movie to rule them all? Well, not quite, though Roland Emmerich certainly tries his damndest, in the process delivering some of the biggest, most spectacularly over-the-top destruction sequences ever committed to film. Geologist Dr. Arriving in Yellowstone, Jackson discovers that certain areas have been cordoned off by the U. Jackson also meets conspiracy theorist Charlie Frost Woody Harrelson , who broadcasts his own radio show from his mobile home in Yellowstone. Charlie tells Jackson that the world is coming to an end but that the authorities are keeping this information secret. He also alleges that some kind of arkships have been built to save the rich and powerful.
Supervolcano is a British-Canadian disaster television film that originally aired on 13 March on BBC One, and released by the BBC on 10 April on the Discovery Channel. It is centered on the speculated and potential eruption of the volcanic caldera of Yellowstone National Park. Meanwhile, FEMA discovers that the vent is blowing ash east across the US.
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About the show
Sign in., It's the opening scene of a Hollywood blockbuster movie: Dwayne Johnson, a charming and nimble scientist, discovers cracks opening up in the ground near Yellowstone National Park.
When the supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming finally awakes from its ,year slumber, it will spew out enough ash and magma to change the world as we know it. This is the prediction of scientists who have calculated that the global risk posed by a supervolcanic eruption somewhere in the world is between five and ten times greater than the probability of being struck by a giant asteroid. But it is the huge lake of molten magma lying dormant under the lush landscape of Yellowstone that is causing the greatest concern to vulcanologists studying the special threat posed by supervolcanoes. Earth scientists commissioned by the Geological Society of London have calculated that there may be several super-eruptions big enough to cause a global disaster every , years - whereas an asteroid larger than 1km 0. Supervolcanoes may not look much - most do not even have the traditional cone of a Vesuvius or a Mount St Helens - but their potential for destruction is many times greater than a traditional volcanic eruption. A super-eruption at Yellowstone would be far more devastating for the world than the eruptions at Tambora in , Krakatoa in and Pinatubo in which all caused global climate disturbances for several years after the event.