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1

What can ash trigger globally?

Rainfall

2

What impact can an eruption have on crops globally?

Crops wouldn't grow and people would starve

3

What can collapse a roof?

30cm of ash or 10cm if wet

4

What can the ash do to people and animals?

Kill them if inhaled

5

What would happen to global economies?

Collapse

6

What happens to the global temperature?

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

7

How far would magma be flung?

50km into atmosphere

8

How large is the blast radius?

1000km

9

What percentage of people are killed in the blast radius?

90%

10

How much of the USA would be covered in ash?

3/4

11

What would happen 3 days after eruption?

Light ash lands on Europe and reduces sunlight

12

What happened 2.1 million years ago?

Caldera explosion swallowed 80km of mountains

13

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

2.1 million years ago

14

What is the average cycle of eruptions?

Every 6-700,000 years

15

How big is the caldera?

100km across

16

What else does the Supervolcano contain?

Hot springs and geysers known to be geothermal

17

What are the hot springs and geysers?

Geothermal

18

What would the global effect be to society?

As we know it, would not survive