You might have heard that supereruptions are VEI 8 events, right at the top of the scale. Could there ever be a magnitude 9 eruption?
Say “supervolcano” and most of us think of Yellowstone — a smoldering but scenic giant. Geologists, however, look to the Central Andes, where these great
Update, February 26, 2020: Here’s the latest news on this supereruption’s possible effects on prehistoric humanity. In short — perhaps it wasn’t a bottleneck, after
Let’s go on a Sunday morning train ride (paying particular attention to the mountains): Note: You might have difficulty seeing this video here; it worked