Its eruption is fraught with Apocalypse for Earth, scientists say. There are chances that it will not happen any time soon.
Scientists from the USA Geological service, the University of California and University of Rhode island, published a report according to which the SUPERVOLCANO in California hides catastrophic reserves of magma. There is no evidence that the contents will escape to the surface, but such a risk is present, albeit at a minimal level. It is noted that in California, hiding out 240 cubic miles of magma and these are frightening statistics. So, 767 thousand years ago, has already had a major eruption, it resulted in emission of 140 cubic miles of matter pollute the air.
An example for comparison acts 1980, when mount St. Helens was thrown into the air of 0.29 cubic miles of matter, and it was noticeable for the planet, but what can I say about the above volumes of magma.
If now scientists say the threat, it does not mean that she does not come. Found that after the eruption of 767 thousand years ago in California, was educated small pockets of magma under the surface, ready to break every 200 thousand years. Following the tremors, according to forecasts, will happen only after 100 thousand years.