A supervolcano which in case of eruption will blow all of North America and doom half of the world to slow death is starting to wake up. Can’t we do anything about it?
First let’s decide on what is a supervolcano. It’s nothing like a regular volcano – a cone-shaped formation with a vent – it’s more of a huge depression with the eruption area covering a few thousand square kilometers. For instance, a supervolcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sumatra caused six years of sulfuric acid rains.
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