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Beauty and the Beast.

December 18, 2011

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June 29, 2014  Beauty and the Beast: Near the beauty of the Grand Tetons lurks a “beast” of unimaginable power and evil. A volcano, so powerful, it could wipe out civilization as we know it. The volcanic feature commonly called the Island Park Caldera in the state of Idaho, USA, is actually two calderas, one nested inside the other. The Island Park Caldera is the older and much larger caldera, with approximate dimensions of 58 miles (93 kilometers) by 40 miles (64 kilometers). Its ash fall is the source of the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff that is found from southern California to the Mississippi River near St. Louis. This super eruption (2,500 cubic kilometers or 1,550 cubic miles) occurred 2.1 million years BP (Before Present) and produced 2,500 times as much ash as the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.

The caldera clearly visible today is the later

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  1. January 5, 2012 6:53 am

    Seven Indonesian volcanoes in Level III alert status

    JAKARTA: The Centre of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) on Thursday declared that seven out of 127 volcanoes in Indonesia are in danger status of level III (alert), according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
    The volcanoes are namely Mount Papandayan in West Java province, Mount Lokon and Mount Karangetan of North Sulawesi province, Mount Kawah Ijen in East Java province, Mount Anak Krakatau in the border of Banten and Lampung provinces, Mount Gamalama at North Maluku province and Mount Lewotolo in East Nusa Tenggara province, respectively.
    Out of the seven volcanoes, authorities are focusing on Mount Kawah Ijen, Mount Gamalama and Mount Lewotolo as their eruption impact is the biggest compared to others, said Head of the National Agency of Disaster Mitigation BNPB) Syamsul Muarif.

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