The monstrous and well-known Yellowstone Volcano Caldera in the United States has long been awe-inspiring for its imminent eruption, the timing of which cannot be predicted with any certainty. But it is not the largest volcano in the region.
The famous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park, which has erupted at least three times, could easily shake the world again in the near future, but there is a much larger volcano in Utah, astronomer and college professor Ron Smith said during a lecture at Dixie State University last week. …
"Yellowstone has received a lot of publicity because of the status of a supervolcano and the effect it will have on earth," the scientist said during the event. "We cannot say that Yellowstone is expired … it will probably explode again, but it could in 500,000 years or a week after Tuesday."
However, the former professor also claimed during the lecture that another, much larger volcano called wah wah Springs, which was discovered in 2013, produced thirty times more ash and debris than the most recent explosion of the Yellowstone volcano, which occurred over 640,000 years ago.
Wah wah Springs is located on the Utah-Nevada border in the United States. After its discovery in 2013, scientists stated that its last eruption was so devastating that it would have been “catastrophic” for all living things within a radius of hundreds of kilometers. This part of the United States is now considered relatively peaceful, but there is no talk of a new and deadly eruption.
“This area is considered dormant, but not null at this time,” Smith said. “The stronger the volcanic eruption, the more rare it turns out to be. And the less severe it is, the more widespread it turns out to be, which is very good for us."
Yellowstone Volcano still has some activity as the magmatic heat behind its most recent eruption fuels the geysers, fumaroles and hot springs located in the National Park, drawing millions of visitors to the region every year.
Ron Smith pointed out that the consequences of a major super-eruption could potentially be devastating, both because of the local impact it has on residents and the greater impact it can have on our climate.