The World's 6 Known Supervolcanoes Anything
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The World's 6 Known Supervolcanoes

List of all supervolcano locations in the world. Supervolcano is a word that sounds pretty silly. It's not just a regular volcano, it's SUPER. Just SUPER! But these calderas live up to the "super" in their name. A supervolcano can rain superheated rocks and debris down over great distances. An eruption of that magnitude would fill the atmosphere with ash, sulfuric acid, sulfur dioxide and could potentially cause (and actually has, in the ancient past) a new Ice Age. Volcanic eruptions are categorized by the VEI (Volcanic Explosivity Index) and the scale goes from 0-8 with 0 being non-explosive and 8 being a supervolcanic eruption. In other words, as life-eliminating as you can get. You might think of these kinds of volcanos as existing only in prehistoric times, but you would be wrong. If you've ever asked yourself, 'Self? Are there any supervolcanoes that threaten life in modern times?', the answer would be six. There are SIX known, active Supervolcanos in the world today. Six. And if you want more volcano lists check out the worst volcanic eruptions and death by volcano lists.
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    The Yellowstone Caldera

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    Unbeknownst to most, Yellowstone National Park sits on a subterranean chamber of molten rock and gasses so vast that it is arguably one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. A magma chamber not far below the surface fuels all the volcanic attractions that Yellowstone is famous for. The last major eruption at Yellowstone, some 640,000 years ago, ejected 8,000 times the ash and lava of Mount St. Helens. It is alive and well today, and is the scientific basis for the hilarious volcanic explosion seen in the movie 2012 that blew up Woody Harrelson and, somehow, NOT John Cusack.

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