Scientists told what awaits the American continent in the event of an eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano. This is written by Express.
According to volcanologist Robin George Andrews, the cataclysm will be extremely destructive and will cause the strongest blow primarily on the territory of the United States. However, volcanic precipitation will spread across the continent, covering cities with many meters of ash.
“At the site of the national park in Yellowstone, most likely, a huge sinkhole will form,” he said.
The eruption will damage power lines, pollute water bodies and create serious problems in agriculture. Such a cataclysm will completely collapse the economy of North America and cause a new Great Depression, the scientist added.
Experts also suggest that a super-eruption could trigger a planetary-scale volcanic winter that would eclipse the Sun and cool the Earth’s atmosphere. This, in turn, will lead to widespread crop failures and an international food crisis. “The problem is that modern humanity has never had to deal with cataclysms of this level,” Andrews concluded.