Thursday, October 27, 2011

In Bolivia, a Supervolcano Is Rising

Posted by timothy  
from the going-for-volcano-of-the-year dept.
dutchwhizzman writes"Uturuncu is a Bolivian supervolcano. Research suggests that it has an eruption frequency of roughly 300.000 years and the last eruption was, give or take a few years, 300.000 years ago. Research suggests that it started rising in a 70 km circumference by 1 to 2 centimeters per year, making it the fastest-growing volcano on the planet. Break out the tin foil hats, and store plenty of canned beans, because it may just erupt before Yellowstone pops its cork."

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