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Re: Earthquakes in three dimensions

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Jan 07, 2009 at 02:29 UTC ( #734543=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Earthquakes in three dimensions

I love it! I just read an article about Yellowstone becoming a "supervolcano", written in 2004. The image they painted was grim - 6-meter-deep ash for hundreds of miles, widespread devastation, and on and on, like a Jerry Brukheimer movie but without the popcorn.

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