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Yellowstone volcano: Odds of super-eruption ‘by end of century’ revealed by USGS

A YELLOWSTONE volcano scientist revealed the odds of a super-eruption occurring in the next 100 years.

The Yellowstone caldera gets its chilling label as a supervolcano due to its ability to inflict devastation on a global level should another supereruption occur. An event of this kind has occurred three times in history – 2.1 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago and 640,000 years ago. However, USGS’ scientists-in-charge – Jacob Lowenstern – claims to have calculated the odds of another super-eruption occurring in his lifetime.

He revealed, based on geological records, there is a one-in-10,000 chance we could be hit by a global-level threat before 2100. (source)

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