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    Sorry, I was only referring to the really big eruptions. And yes, Yellowstone is the biggest of the US's supervolcanoes. But the fact that most people don't even know the others exist, I think speaks to how much people tend to overhype certain highly visible threats while ignoring others that aren't as visible.

    The day I'll consider justice blind is the day that a rape defendant's claim of "She consented to the sex" is treated by the same legal standards as a robbery defendant's claim of "He consented to give me the money": as an affirmative defense.

    by Rei on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 01:09:42 PM PDT

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    •  If anyone has ever been there..... (9+ / 0-)

      There is a national monument called "Craters of the Moon" National Monument in east central Idaho - about 120 miles due west of Yellowstone. It is a big area of relatively fresh rock hardened magma. It also has several "mini-peaks" essentially cones of 200 ft - 400 feet or so - they look like very "acute" hills. (hats). The area is too new to have the rock magma to really turn to soil.

      Anyway - these volcanoes are the "left overs" of some of the "minor" Yellowstone eruptions b/c the magma chamber has either moved east or the continental shelf has moved west - or both. The "hot spot" used to be in east central Idaho and is now over Yellowstone.

      Just FYI interesting info - in a 500 million years the "Yellowstone" volcano might be in South Dakota.

      I mention these only b/c these are self - evidently "minor" eruptions of the same hotspot.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

      by 4CasandChlo on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 05:54:41 PM PDT

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