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What can ash trigger globally?

Rainfall

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What impact can an eruption have on crops globally?

Crops wouldn't grow and people would starve

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What can collapse a roof?

30cm of ash or 10cm if wet

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What can the ash do to people and animals?

Kill them if inhaled

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What would happen to global economies?

Collapse

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What happens to the global temperature?

Drop by 10 degrees for 6-10 years due to sulphur from eruption

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How far would magma be flung?

50km into atmosphere

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How large is the blast radius?

1000km

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What percentage of people are killed in the blast radius?

90%

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How much of the USA would be covered in ash?

3/4

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What would happen 3 days after eruption?

Light ash lands on Europe and reduces sunlight

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What happened 2.1 million years ago?

Caldera explosion swallowed 80km of mountains

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How long ago did the caldera explosion swallow 80km of mountains?

2.1 million years ago

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What is the average cycle of eruptions?

Every 6-700,000 years

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How big is the caldera?

100km across

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What else does the Supervolcano contain?

Hot springs and geysers known to be geothermal

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What are the hot springs and geysers?

Geothermal

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What would the global effect be to society?

As we know it, would not survive