Super Volcanoes. What are they? How are they treated? What if they went off?. What are Super Volcanoes?. General Information. Super Volcanoes are made up of the same components as regular volcanos. Magma rising to the top hardening as lava on the outsides forming the volcano.
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What are they?
How are they treated?
What if they went off?
There are only a handful of super volcanoes on the earth.
Probably the most well know is the one in Yellowstone National Park which had its last eruption over 640,000 years ago.
The other most well know super volcano was Toba in Sumatra and it had erupted over 74,000 years ago
While all volcanoes are quite explosive and deadly the only way to call a volcano super or not is by how much ash and debris they expel.
There are several Super Volcanos in the world currently. We are starting with the Yellowstone Caldara, the Long Valley Caldara in California, and Lake Toba to name some famous ones.
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