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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Super Volcanoes Could Spell our End?

New research out of Vanderbilt University suggests that super volcanoes, rather than asteroids are responsible for more mass extinctions.  What's worse, these researchers believe that the time between the magma chamber's filling and an eruption is mere centuries.  In other words, the world's civilization may have little time to prepare for a massive eruption.

Thankfully, super volcanoes appear to have long period between eruptions.  For example, scientists believe the eruption cycle for Yellowstone is 600,000 years.  Unfortunately, Yellowstone's last eruption was about that long ago.

The central focus of my new novel, Unleashing Colter's Hell, is about a terrorist attack on Yellowstone.  An attempt to ignite one of the world's largest super volcanoes and destroy the United States in the process.

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