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It Happens When the Biggest Underwater Volcano Explodes!

It Happens When the Biggest Underwater Volcano Explodes!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019


Right now, as you are watching this video,
about 20 volcanos are erupting around the world. And while some of their summits have been
continuously spitting out clouds of ash for months at a time, others have
just woken up. You might not have known about these volcanic
statistics before the video began. But imagine if such a horrifying sight – a
freshly erupting volcano – appeared out your window
right now, under your very eyes! You would probably need to run away as far
as possible to get away from the hot spewing lava and the deadly
pyroclastic cloud. But –
indeed – one day, there may be nowhere to run away to. Scientists count a total of 1532 volcanoes
on the surface of the Earth…at least at the moment. Fortunately, during the entire period of human
existence, only 600 of them have ever been active. 160 volcanos erupt about once every
decade, with about 50 more erupting annually. Thankfully, most of them
are fairly small volcanoes, relatively speaking, and don’t do much
damage or cause any harm. But, if one of the most formidable and awe-
inspiring of these “mountains of fire” for some reason decided to run at
its full capacity…believe it or not, the whole planet could find itself in
trouble. Among these Earth-threatening mega-sized volcanoes
is one called Mount Merapi – or Gunung Merapi in Indonesian
– which literally means Fire mountain. Located
in the central part of the Island of Java, this most active volcano in all
Indonesia has a height of 1.8 miles – or about 3 kilometers. This ticking
time bomb – though not erupting at the moment – continues to emit
smoke all day, every day, reminding the nearby settlements of its
existence and destructive power. Every few years this fire mountain
turns into an erupting hell, damaging or destroying nearby cities and
towns. Another one of these potentially Earth destroying
uber-volcanoes is situated on the other side of the globe, in
the central part of the North American continent, and is known as the Yellowstone
Supervolcano. This huge mega-
volcano has erupted only 3 times in all of history, the last time being
about 630,000 years ago. And each time it did erupt, it caused massive,
world-altering cataclysms. Mountain ranges were destroyed, the Earth
itself rose. Over the eons the summit collapsed and created
a giant pit in the Earth, a super crater now known as the
Yellowstone Caldera. It width
varies from between 30 to 45 miles – that’s 50 to 70 km. That’s one big
volcano. In more recent history, America’s first
national park – Yellowstone – was establish encompassing the
entire beautiful and breathtaking area. It is certainly the most famous national park
in the USA, and is well known throughout the world. Both the park and the
volcano take their name from the Yellowstone River, whose headwaters
are within the confines of the park. But even today, the at-the-moment
dormant Yellowstone Supervolcano continues to pose an enormous
threat to mankind. In the case of an eruption, the USA would
be utterly devastated, with a good half of the American
states getting buried in ash, and multiple knock-on effects devastating
much of the world’s ecosystems and economies. People who enjoy traveling and moving to new
cities and locales will be more than happy to settle near Mount Vesuvius
located in the Gulf of Naples.This is
because each of Vesuvius’ eruptions guarantees instant emigration to
another city. At present, Vesuvius is said to be sleeping…but
don’t let that fool you… it is also still considered
to be one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world, as more than 3 million
people live nearby. But as it
is sleeping, the title of “city destroyer” must pass to Nyiragongo, at least
for the moment. Mount Nyiragongo is a still active “fire
mountain”, or volcano, on the African continent, in Virunga National Park
in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mount Nyiragongo has erupted 34 times since
1882, with activity continuing for months, and even sometimes
years. This volcano is
remarkable in that its crater contains an active lava lake. In 1977, part of
the crater collapsed and the hot lava inside burst out, with the fiery
stream moving at speeds of up to 62 miles or 100 km an hour,
devouring, incinerating, and destroying everything in its path. The crater filled again soon after, but scientists and
engineers have so far managed to prevent a new lava spill. Alas, it may be deadly dangerous…but still,
the lava lake on the top of Mount Nyiragongo looks so beautiful and
picturesque, you might believe that Frodo should have brought the One
Ring here… But if one super-volcanic awakening can bring
world-wide catastrophe… what might happen if all the volcanoes on
our lovely planet all erupted simultaneously? A synchronized volcanic doomsday event such
as we are imagining would lead to such terrible consequences that
even multiple nuclear explosions might not match it. The concomitant earthquakes and lava
flows would already obviously cause tremendous damage, but they are
nothing compared to the twin threats of: ash, and volcanic gases. Under such a scenario, a layer of ash will
rise into the atmosphere and almost completely block any sunlight from
reaching the Earth. Good
news for sellers of flashlights and light bulbs, pretty awful news for
everyone else. This darkness will last for 10 years, which
means no photosynthesis, the death of all plants, and
temperature decreasing to a critical level. Of course, not all volcanoes clog up the atmosphere. The
ones in Hawaii are a good example…they just spew small streams of
lava. However, the most active, largest, and most
powerful of these volcanoes will cover entire continents with
ash in a matter of hours. But, as we have learned in modern times how
to disperse clouds somewhat, you might think we could manage
to do something about these ash clouds as well. And we might… but is there anything we could
possibly do about the volcanic gases? These gases are a
death filled cocktail of hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and
sulfur dioxide. Shake well, add water – and you get an acid
rain that pollutes all of our groundwater, as well as
the surface of all of our oceans. Changes in the composition of the water will
lead to the death of corals and mollusks, and after that, species
after species will fall in a domino effect, with eventually the entire
food chain likely disappearing. You might think the chance of something like
this happening is vanishingly small…and it is very unlikely. But not impossible. A
comparative analysis of ancient sedimentary rock formations revealed
that the mass disappearance of prehistoric fauna was caused by multiple
volcanic eruptions. Fortunately, volcanologists from Redford University
in Virginia have determined that – in our time
– such a development is truly quite unlikely. But if it does happen, there will be almost
no one to assess the damage. Everyone left will just be trying their best
to survive the apocalyptic end times. However, even a single, solitary eruption
can adversely affect the atmosphere. A recent example is the Mount Pinatubo volcano
in the Philippines, which erupted in 1991. One of the strongest explosions on Earth over
the last century, it led to a decrease in temperature of 1° F – or about
0.6° C – and caused the ozone hole over Antarctica in the Southern
Hemisphere to increase to unprecedented size. Thankfully – so far –
nothing indicates that this kind of catastrophe is going to happen again
any time soon, but don’t sigh with relief and kick your feet up just yet. The fact is that our land-based volcanos are
just a small percentage of the total number of volcanos on our dear planet…
scientists believe that about 80% of all volcanic eruptions happen
under our oceans, most of them thousands of feet deep, and very difficult
to spot. Recently though,
geophysicists from the University of Texas discovered a super-duper-
uber-volcano at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, in theory capable of
turning our entire surface world into one big Pompeii. This volcano is located at a distance of 932
miles or 1500 kilometers from the east coast of Japan. If we look at the area ​​the object covers,
we can rightfully call it the largest volcano
on the surface of our planet, and indeed in the entire solar system: the diameter
of the crater reaches and astounding 388 miles, or 625 kilometers, and
its area covers a mind- bogglingly massive 100,386 square miles, or
160,000 sq. km. This monster volcano goes by the moniker “the
Tamu Massif”, and volcanologists say that it “fell asleep” more than 140
million years ago. Thank goodness
it has not shown any proclivity towards waking from its slumber since. It’s unknown when the volcano might one
day awaken once more…but one thing is clear: if Tamu’s “sleep”
comes to an end, the best solution will be for us all to find another planet
to live on. Fortunately for us, mankind has recently been
considering Mars as a kind of second home…a potential refuge for
all of us in the case of world ending earthly catastrophes, and that includes
volcanoes. But there is
one little problem…or rather I should say “big” problem. The tallest
volcano in the entire Solar System is called Olympus Mons, and it just so
happens to be located on – yes, you guessed it – the Red Planet. This
giant has a height of more than 16 miles – or 26 kilometers – with its
diameter stretching for 335 miles (or 540 kilometers). Hypothetically,
conquering the summit of Olympus Mons shouldn’t be all that difficult,
due to is gently sloping sides. Mountain climbers of the future are going
to be a little disappointed. But I would advise they take a pair of skis
or a snowboard…the descent is gonna be hella
awesome. Olympus Mons
– is a volcano that formed under conditions somewhat
like that of a melting candle. Lava streams flowed down the slopes and froze
there, over and over again, continually increasing the total
area of ​​the massif. Analysis of
images from the USA’s Mars rover showed that the peak of the fiery
mountain’s activity occurred between 20 and 200 million years ago,
when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth! However, the most recent traces
of activity on the mountain are only about 2 million years old. This means
that Olympus Mons may not be extinct, but is rather a sleeping volcano! And if it awakens once more from its slumber,
it will be an historical event in our solar system… To understand just how truly massive Olympus
Mons really is, let’s move it to the surface of the Earth to compare
it to some Earth landmarks. The
area it covers is comparable to that of all of the British Isles. Or looked at
another way, just its shadow would completely engulf Mount Everest, and in true size it leaves Everest in the
dust, making our tallest Earth mountain look like some kind of tiny little
bump on the horizon. Olympus Mons is so big that – standing at
the top looking down – all you can see is the smooth slope
disappearing beyond the curve of the horizon. It’s literally impossible to view it all
from the planet itself. The entire massif can be only seen from orbit. So, if you want to
leave a message for some spacefarers, the slopes of this volcano are an
ideal place to leave it. At least until some new lava flows cover it
up. Nonetheless, it’s still too early to worry
about another eruption. Unlike
the Earth, Mars has no tectonic plates. This means that Olympus could
slumber away for a very long time. But if an eruption does happen one
day, and you are living there…it will literally overshadow the Sun. If Mars
turns out to be more inhospitable that we imagined, scientists will have
to think hard and long about a Plan B. What do you think? Where could
humanity move to? Or if we don’t move, how might we adapt
to the consequences of such a catastrophe? Please leave your theories in the
comments below! If this video gets a lot of likes, and we
get a lot of comments about potential places for people
to inhabit in the Universe, we will devote one of our future episodes
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100 Comments found

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Charles Tietjen

I’m 1 hour away from it

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Jim of Aotearoa

In New Zealand we have a lake that is hundreds of kilometres in circumference. It has an unknown depth cos it keeps CHANGING. Anyway, there used to be a mountain there… until it blew up. It is estimated that quite a decent chunk of this mountain literally went into orbit and rained hell for a few years. Think about that. Also it was the loudest noise ever heard on Earth. The lake is the hole where the mountain used to be. Look it up. Lake Taupo. Quite the explosion.

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christopher brooks

I can see Mt St Helens from here.

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NY_NYEXER

hey anyone looking thro the coments wondering what would happen to us ill sum it up for you FUCKED SUPER DUPER FUCKED WE ARE ALL FUCKED so thats basicly what whould happen

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sum.

I’m from indonesia , we lived in most volcanically active country in the world , its not as bad as you think , we human is very good in adapting .

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Colton Roark

Mabe,by the time Olympus Mons erupts we'll have a way to stay in space for 100's of years. Possibly long enough for earth to be habitable again.

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Tom Vernimmen

Uhuh like we now everything about our solar system and can be 100% sure about this being the biggest volcano in it.
I call BS.

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Mateus No Japão

Yellowstone is so big

OLYMUPS ENTERS THE CHAT

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Dvtto bartol

The greatest superpower on Earth is the Earth 🙂 Tiny humans have nukes, Earth has super volcanoes who will win.

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Airbus A330 Asiana airlines

Finally, Americans talking about Mt, Pinatubo

Love from Philippines

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Jay Soto

When yellow stone erupts again we all ded so when it happens hug ur children or wives before you die

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Solar_System6000YT GAMING PRO

Olympus mons is the biggest volcano.

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Mr.P3cH

Is "arnold" and "riddle" friends??

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tracie campbell

Good video.

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Wolfie girl Gacha

Oh and also plants die no oxygen so we die

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Corvus A. Bray

I clicked for the under water volcano. about 65% of this video was about all the major volcanoes most in the know are aware of and no longer interested in.

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Qurpy

Why is this in my recommended, I was just watching minecraft memes.

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DARAH JANDA

Indonesian : Wth ?

*Earthquake 5 mins later

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Guðbjörg Gísladóttir

5:12 When a mountain keeps "erupting" (i.e. Mount Nyiragongo, that is said to have erupted 34 times since 1882) it is actually only one continuous eruption, using geology time.

Please stop a moment and think about this. Yep, when we measure anything (in deep history) we speak of eons and eruptions that span thousands of years, but when we speak of eruptions that happened during the last 3000 years we keep counting in days, weeks, months instead of years, decades and millennia…

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noBUZZliteBEER

That yellow arrow in the thumbnails f#&ked.

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CallMeBlixy

The title of vid

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Littledaddy Figueroa

Killing people in eating them but it must like telling people today to rock don't we lost minutes mapaya be anyway jedi coming down in a

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Shade Da2

To be honest I will run so fast I might just pass a cheetah

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Shade Da2

Legs move so fast cant sustain the speed cuz cant calculte where to step and balance is hard

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Shade Da2

Riddle your voice is perfect for these type of videos

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Shade Da2

Volcano cause forest fires!!!

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diamond minecraft

I like cuz u said philippines and thats ma country

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Himanshu Tiwari

Why did they show mt fuji when showing the fire mountain

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Iamanoob Plaz

People on earth: earth has the biggest volcano
NASA: no Mars does

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James Wrightson

Watched the video to learn about underwater volcano, instead gets 5 mins of standard volcano talk, 1 min of underwater volcano talk which wasn’t even interesting and then went to mars. So much filler!

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Shimmer Diamond

Maybe one of Saturn's or Jupiter's moons more so one of Saturn's like Europa or Ganymede.

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Zombie 1005050

I think we should go to a random planet with water and everything earth has to make people survive and temperature perfect and it all be like earth that we move there unless it’s too much like earth and have volcanoes too…but what are the chance we find that planet…

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ChloeGamerGalaxy YT

I know about Gunung Merapi cus I'm from indonesia and I can see mount Merapi/Gunung Merapi from my school

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XxRavenPlayzxX PlayzxX

Him: imagine if you saw a volcano out of the window you were closest too
Me: I'm in a car…😂

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tkokesh

Scaremongering bullshit.

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JoshE - Frags

if its on earth the earth can take the volcano's almost with no problem. the water itself on earth can and will stop every volcanic eruption

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Metaldetection tube world wide

Underground on the poles Mercury ..
Protected of astroids , experiencing a bit of time dilhilation …
And a very big sunset 👌😎

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Gravity is real

We and plants learn to evolve ourselves to live in cold harsh places a and make a bomb that can freeze the whole planet.

Not knowing that it might destroy the planet

That's my solution… Another one let's use water buckets and turn it to obsidian.

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Xob

Venus

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Spartazulu

There's always safety in Detroit…

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74jojo

09:40 is were the thumbnail means the video oughta start.

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Ted Williams

wHaT HaPpEnS wHeN [insert retarded premise]

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Michael Crosby

9 fucking minutes to get to the subject of the video….

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Ericklolol 2

Volcano: i will destroy your planet
Humans: not if we do first

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White haddock’s Channel

While all that shits going on me and the rest of ireland 🇮🇪 are just chillin’ with no volcanoes within 100miles from us

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m lane

what happens to this video when it stops being informational? After 2 minutes of bull, I'm gone. bye bye

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Jon Bottoms

Yellowstone has erupted more than three times. Please do your homework

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Cole Stockli

My one question is why not use items to cover or freeze a supervolcano and slowly do that until we finnally save the planet?

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Legendof ST33L

Mt Toba nearly wiped out mankind

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WIKAN PRADAYAN

Yellow stone: I am the deadliest volcano

Mount Krakatoa: HOLD MY LAVA

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Brian 000

Yeah, im indonesian.

i think I'm going to die.

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California E92

10:20 if you’re here for the thumbnail

This A Hole wasted 10 minutes of my life

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rindoue dragonus

Hopefully the combined volcanic eruption happens soon. Nature can adapt, and so would I. The humans well, no skin off my ass if they go extinct. Mwahahaha 😈

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timc333

The last super huge super volcano humans went through we lost our tails , what might we lose in the next one ? And don't say heads , we already lost them .

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Xxaintfreshx

Awww if that happens i won't be able to lose my virginity

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Xxaintfreshx

Humans: RUNNNN

Volcanos:Kill these bitches

Astronauts: Can't touch this 😉

God: Sure about that

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jaylove5555

Cloud cities on Venus.

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Illiterate-Nob

I don't know where you got your info from, but yellow stone has eyes on it, but it's no where near being active, the next eruption would be approximately hundreds of thousands of years

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Michael James

Well…. we can be like in the movie Wall-E and live in space and wait until it is time to go back to go back to our home planet. But if we cannot do that…………. we would be extint. I think

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Gekko - Amm

It'll turn into obsidian

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gregi104

😀

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Lil SaulDrowzy

no the babaies are born and the volcano evolves into a planet

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Lil SaulDrowzy

I mean very painless first yall go blind from the boom or suficate from all the smoke thenm come the cool part like the wind from the bomb a nuke makes but like 100 times that

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Lil SaulDrowzy

but that's not even the eruption lol that when it wakes up and some lave and rocks to separate everything then the shift and then the actuall boom boom

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Lil SaulDrowzy

what u think happened to the stone people itsa actiuall lave happened so fast and its so hot its cold

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Tall Nut69

Lier it will just turn the water into obsidian

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Lil SaulDrowzy

yeah 4 a real museum

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Lil SaulDrowzy

I mean because I love my wifes ima stick it thru wewith a few in my bad ass armor aand shit

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Lil SaulDrowzy

I can but 2 munch power we don't want that we want a GOOD WAR

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Lil SaulDrowzy

NO 2,000 LOL UDER WATER ONES ALSO

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Lil SaulDrowzy

LOL WHAT YOU THINK THAT IS AIR BUBBLES AND WATER DOES WHAT 2 LAVA

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Lil SaulDrowzy

WHAT U THINK THE LLIL BOOM THAT MIGHT KILL EVRYONE BESIDES US LOL THEN THE REAL YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO SHOULD SHOW AND MY GOT DAMN CASSTLE IN MUNT EVEREST

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Lil SaulDrowzy

NO THE BIGGER THE LEST DANGER THE SMALLER THE WORST WHY YOU THINK ITS THAT BIG IT ERRUPTED ALREADY

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Lil SaulDrowzy

I MEAN STILL DEADLY

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Lil SaulDrowzy

YEAH YELLOWSTONE IS STILL ZERO YEARS OLD

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Lil SaulDrowzy

NAH YALL WOULD FREEZE LIKE INSTATLY FROM THE BLAST

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Lil SaulDrowzy

OR THE ASHES

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Lil SaulDrowzy

YOU KNOW THAT DRY ICE LIKE WAY WORSE THAN THAT

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Lil SaulDrowzy

YEAH BUT IF TYHAT HAPPENS RAIN BUT SNOW AND ALL WATER SHOULD EITHER DRAIN OR EVAPORATE

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Lil SaulDrowzy

YOU MEAN MY BUBBLE

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Lil SaulDrowzy

NOT REALLY IT SHOULD POP AND HOPEFULLY COOL DOWN EVRYTHING ETC

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Lil SaulDrowzy

U KJNOW THERE A VOLCANO UNDER THE POLLAR CAPS SO HOT ITS COLD BUT GLOBAL WARMING MIGHT MAKE IT ERRUPT

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Lil SaulDrowzy

75 PERCENT WATER AND 15 PERCENT VOLCANOS REST IS WHAT  AND 10PERCENT WHAT WE ARRIVED IN

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Lil SaulDrowzy

YEAH SNOWGLOBE EFFECT

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Lil SaulDrowzy

OKATY SO PREHISTORIC TIME WAS LIKE OPISITE LOTS OF MIGRATION BUT GOOD

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Lil SaulDrowzy

LIKE ALL THE VOLCANOS LIKE YELLOWSTONE

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Lil SaulDrowzy

NO SNOWGLOBES

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Lil SaulDrowzy

EXACTLY SOME WOULD STAY BECOUSE IT WAS THERE TIME 2 LEAVE

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Lil SaulDrowzy

AND SOME HAVENT FULLY EVOLVED

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Hi There1029

You do know there is is multiple super volcanoes and the whole park is the whole crater for yellow stone

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Mark Geoghegan

Mars doesn't have a molting lava subcore so it can't have volcanic eruptions… it's to small and just outside the inhabitable zone so cooled down about a billion years ago (shutting down the engine)… No magnetic field as a result allowing the sun to strip away what ever atmosphere it had…

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RandomGamePlayz

God will protect us

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Despacito Neboo

Earth boutta take a massive shit

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Nicki Bird

Guys don't worry just pour water on the lava and make obsidian

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DTJ Craft

(imagines what Tamu Massif's damage power would do)

Tamu Massif: (wakes up and explodes at 100%)

Water: (Flies into the sky while causing a japan tsunami)

Some water: (goes inside Tamu Massif and evaporating, causing Tamu Massif to go sleeping again, due to cooling of magma)

Humans: WATER IS DRAINING!

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john rager

tamu massif is no longer considered a volcano. https://cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/tamu-massif-no-longer-our-biggest-volcano

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Itz Magic

Well I don’t need to worry, I’m in Canada c:

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Jeezits Future Blaze

Bro all we have to do is get that Avater to use his bending abilities to hold the lava at bay so he has time to bend rocks outta the way for that ditch so the lava will go somewhere else. And for that ash cloud….air bending. Bend that shit away from me. Lmao

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Caleb

Teegarden's star  is only 12.3 light years away with 2 planets in the Goldilocks zone. we develope a way to tavel the speed of light i would not take 12 years  because the faster you go at the sppeed of light time is slower. so it would take more like 13 months to get there when 12 years will have passed on earth. would love to see a video about this

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Aerosolize MH

Cosmic ray influx causes a volcanic uptick, aswell as earthquakes. This event occurs because of the Sun’s solar cycles, we are currently heading into the deepest solar minimum since 9300 years ago. Less sunspots cause the Earth’s magnetosphere to weaken. It is weakening 2-5% every year, which means more cosmic rays get let in. The volcanism you’re seeing will continue to occur. Volcanic eruptions that throw ash above 11.5km have a direct cooling affect on the Earth’s atmosphere around the latitude 50°N.

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