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Where is Yellow stone located?

Yellow stone National Park, USA

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When have past eruptions occured at this hot spot?

-2 million years ago
-1.3 million years ago
-630,000 years ago

2

How many people would die if it erupted?

87,000

3

How much land would it destroy?

10,000km^2

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What effects would occur if the supervolcano did erupt?

-1 in 3 people affected would die
-destroy land
-ash would cover buildings within 1000km
-ash would affect transport, electricity, water, farming e.t.c
-Lahars
-global climates would change (there would be a volcanic winter)

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How big is the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone believed to be?

80km long
40km wide
8km deep

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