Yellowstone Supervolcano BREAKTHROUGH: Experts to pinpoint eruption date

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Kari Cooper, a geochemist at the University of California, Davis, who was not involved in the research, told the Times that while the research gives more insights into the time frames of supervolcanic eruptions, she is not convinced that they can target a precise trigger of the last Yellowstone event.

Should it ever erupt, a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park could blanket North America in an ash cloud, wipe out communications, and alter the climate.

Such an event could cover most of the USA in ash and possibly plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter, they said, the New York Times reported.

Yellowstone's last supereruption occurred 631,000 years ago.

Researchers estimate that the supervolcano could send more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash spewing into the sky, according to a New York Times report.

The odds of any supervolcano erupting in the near future remain small, the researchers say - but the forces that drive these rare events may move faster than anyone thought. Until now, geologists believed it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make that transition.

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The theory of a much shorter timeline than expected was developed by Hannah Shamloo, a graduate student at Arizona State, and several colleagues who spent weeks at Yellowstone's Lava Creek Tuff - a fossilized ash deposit from its last supereruption.

Much like reading a set of tree rings, Shamloo and her team were able to record temperature and composition changes by analyzing crystals found beneath the earth's surface.

Christy Till, a geologist at Arizona State, "We expected that there might be processes happening over thousands of years preceding the eruption".

So, yes, geologically speaking, an eruption of the supervolcano could happen sooner than previously thought. As such, scientists are just now starting to realize that the conditions that lead to supereruptions might emerge within a human lifetime.

As comforting as that may be, new research out of Arizona State University is far less so.

In 2012, other scientists reported that at least one of the past super-eruptions may have really been two events - suggesting that such large-scale events may be more common than thought.

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