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This Could Be the Next Mount St. Helens

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The eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980 was the deadliest volcanic eruption in recorded U.S. history. But it could pale in comparison to the potential havoc the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone would wreak.


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Beneath the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone National Park lies a ticking time bomb...a supervolcano that's overdue for its next eruption. When that day inevitably comes, it will trigger the end of civilization as we know it. See how recent earthquake swarms and other signals of activity have put scientists on high alert for a large-scale super volcanic eruption. Then, witness the worldwide effects of this cataclysmic eruption, which experts predict will produce energy equivalent to the detonation of 1,000 nuclear bombs.

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