What If North Korea Nuked Yellowstone?
The hits just keep on coming in the year 2020. It has definitely been a year for the books, and to be honest we are all ready for it to end already. But, we continue on each day hoping that it will get better, and things continue to get worse. More and more murder hornets are being found in the Pacific Northwest. California is literally on fire. The pandemic shows no signs of going away anytime soon. The entire country is on the brink of civil war. Hurricanes are hammering the south. The list goes on and on. Just send the asteroid to destroy the planet, so we can get this over with already.
I guess there is another fear to ad to your bank of possibilities in 2020. It seems like we are living on top of a ticking time bomb. Some experts say the Yellowstone Super Volcano is due to erupt any day. While others say it won't erupt for thousands of years.
According to realclearscience.com
The USGS estimates the probability at 1 in 730,000 in any given year. There's also a good chance that shifting tectonic plates in North America have eliminated the chance of an eruption altogether by forcing the magma hot spot under Yellowstone to encounter colder, energy-sapping rocks.
But, what if you dropped a bomb on top of the Yellowstone Caldera? You know, just to make the eruption process happen a little quicker? Would it be enough to cause an eruption? Or would it be like trowing a firecracker into a frying pan?
Here is one theory: