The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has warned that California’s next big catastrophe might not be a massive earthquake. Instead, they say a massive volcanic eruption could plunge the state into a post-apocalyptic hellscape.
In a report released on Monday, the USGS said that at least 10 volcanic eruptions have taken place in the past 1,000 years and that “future volcanic eruptions are inevitable.” The USGS has previously said that California in dire need of the monitoring of at least 8 active volcanoes.
USGS claims that most people are well aware of the fact that California could experience a major and deadly earthquake, but the general public is less than concerned about a volcanic eruption. “The potential for damaging earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires is widely recognized in California,” the report said according to Newsweek. “The same cannot be said for volcanic eruptions, despite the fact that they occur in the state about as frequently as the largest earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.”
The USGS estimated the risk of volcanic eruption based on the past 5,000 years of volcanic activity in California. The report further found that there is a 16 percent chance of a small to moderate-sized eruption over the next 30 years. As reported by Newsweek, by comparison, there is a 22 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake at the San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area in the next 25 years.
Although one cannot stop a volcano from erupting, preparations can be made just in case this inevitable event happens on our watch. The potentially hazardous volcanoes in California are being monitored closely for any changes that indicate an eruption could be on the way, but that may not give those in surrounding communities much time to get awat from the hazard. Americans by and large have long lost their willingness to prepare for cataclysmic events and natural disasters.
“Understanding the hazards and identifying what and who is in harm’s way is the first step in mitigating volcanic risk and building community resilience to volcanic hazards,” the USGS’s report said. “Characterizing exposure—the who and what is in harm’s way—is the first step in mitigating volcanic risk.” This all involves some level of personal responsibility when it comes to preparations. Will a volcano erupt and destroy California tonight? Probably not. But preppers and survivalists understand the need to be ready at a moment’s notice either way.
“Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.” Tess Pennington, The Prepper’s Blueprint
The Long Valley caldera (Mammoth Lakes, CA) had seismologists worried back in the 80s and 90s. In the early 90s so much CO2 was being given off that many trees were dying. There were many swarms of earthquakes all over the area. I know several people who live in Mammoth Lakes who keep their BOBs ready.
This is hype and click bait to help sell a book. Geez Mac.
This is one of those times the “official government story” dosen’t add up. When i took biology we were taught that Plants make their own food through a process known as photosynthesis, which involves creating energy from sunlight, water, and “carbon dioxide”. Co2 being the source of food for plants you really might want to question the governments cover story of why all those trees are dying.
“The potential for damaging earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires is widely recognized in California,” the report said according to Newsweek.
The risk is not widely recognized, because houses and businesses are put in wildly inappropriate places, to collect maximum taxes.
Then, none of those taxes were spent to mitigate the risks.
Why do we need this dept.
It’s possible to learn these things, independently, say, about geology, the fire cycle, flood plain and water table. Thousands of houses over a fumarole. You’re not educating people or learning from the educated.
All they seem to do is kick state rentors off the land, only after a disaster has occurred, there, already.
I feel that, if settlement is to be micromanaged, to the nth degree, some code inspector, civil engineer, etc, should be held legally accountable, when there are financial damages. The death traps passed inspection.
You shouldn’t put your rubber stamps of safety, on a road that’s about the fail, without being blamed for that, seriously.
Otherwise, we don’t need to pay for this dept, mainly used to evict people after they have already accepted financial responsibility. Why do we need that.
“A massive volcanic eruption could plunge California into a post-apocalyptic hellscape.”
Sounds pretty great to me. Sooner the better.
Let’s rephrase that: There is an 84% chance that there will not be an eruption in the next 30 years. Of course, the thought of a volcano erupting in LA makes me smile. Call it a celebrity roast 😉
Groundwater, mineral resources, and energy concerns seem to be located over geological hotspots. So do major cities.
I think, most of the “pollution” there could be attributed to natural causes, because free satellite maps, available to the general public, show volcanic gases, on what I would call a planetary scale.
In spite of countless theories about aerosols, lasers, industrial arson, etc, etc, ignition points seem to align with the fault system. That didn’t require eons of time to happen.
You speak as if the state is not already a post apocalyptic hellscape…
yep a volcano would simply complete the transition of LA into Mordor…
Meanwhile, on the outskirts of San Francisco…
That was an astute near perfect comment.
Yes, California has active volcanoes. Is that “scary”?
California has activists. THATS scary.
NEC Wrangler, California is COMMUNIST. THAT’S what is so scary.
Throw those activists into the volcanoes. Not so scary.
Catastrophic Volcanic Eruptions In California Are ‘Inevitable’
What the fuck is that?
Water is wet,
danger spilling McDonalds hot coffee on your exposed gonads during sex may burn your skin
You fucking idiots need a rubber room
This is like having unprotected sex and complaining about a vagina full of semen.
do you imagine you have a vagina a lot, or is this a one time thing?
All those lovely Volcanic Peaks were just put on the West Coast for Sledding and to look pretty in post cards. This comes under: OMG “SOMEDAY WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”!!! Must be a slow news day. Better news, at 1:39 OK is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry in the Senate, If it passes, it’s on to the Gov. Kentucky House committee votes on it today also.
well you just aint paranoid ENOUGH, are you…..
If yellow stone pops what’s the damage estimate anyone know off hand.
I remember Mount Saint Helens when it blew 82-83 ???
Anyway we got up the next morning and everything was covered in a lite gray dust
On everything had to give the animals a time off. Killed that years tomatoes and berries
Depends; Yellowstone has had hundreds of eruptions Most small, I remember 40 years ago one of my teacher showing us a spot where 15-20 odd lava flows had covered forests. On the other hand every once in a while all hell breaks lose. The big ones will destroy most of the US and kill 90 % or more of all the people in the world. you makes your bet.
Might not be any running away from that one eh???
It was May 1980. when St Helens blew. I lived 100 miles as the crow flies to the North. I got more than a dusting! The volcano erupted many time afterwards so it was a gift that kept on giving. I remember eating dinner at my work and watching a follow on plume rise from the volcano, I was 100 miles to the north.
I would expect the same from any volcano, a big fucking mess.
As far as I know our black berries did just fine that year.
Time — rince
Fear the porn!
Oh, it’s just fear porn..
When this happens then they can bietch about CARBON emissions.
I love it.lol
All I can say about this is, what is the safest place in the world to live and prosper?
Answer; There isn’t any.
Answer: The Moon. NAZIs did it. Check out “IRON
“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”.
Well, that is one way to secede from America. Judgment is coming to this state and our country in general. Only God knows what form(s) it will take. Heaven help us.
I live in Commiefornia,and the Danger from BULLSHI!! Is. All to real ,We have more Bullshi!! And Cow shi!! Here and the land of Fruits And NUTS IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS TOO. If we don’t freeze to death by the Winter Snows come Summer will burn to death by the so-called heat of summer or the ice in the polar caps will melt and will be under water or will die be cause a O ZONE HOLE WILL MELT THE INFAMOUS THEY ,OR A EARTH QUACKERY will cause all WHO live hERE to fall into the OCEAN ,OR TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYMBOLISM will cause the LEFTS HEADS TO EXPLODE AND the SHI!! THAT MAKES UP THE SO-CALLED PEA BRAINS WILL SPEW MORE SHI!! AND cause THE WHOLE LAND MASS TO FLIP THE POLAR MAGIC AND THAN THE WORLD WILL STOP SPINNING ,OR HELL will rise up in the form of A TYPE OF American who wears a RED HAT ,OR THE Illegal Mexican will fart the Bean Burrito he ate and cause a CHAIN REACTION to melt the White mans eyes out WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE .
Californians from coastal areas of the state can’t even figure out which bathroom to use. Does anyone really think they can figure out how to protect themselves from a volcanic eruption? Not a chance.
One volcanic event in history had approximately a 98.9% mortality rate. 7.7 billion times 1.1% = 84,700,000 survivors.
Yellowstone at its peak erruption in history dropped ashfall all over the USA. See this map.
Genetic bottleneck theory
The Toba eruption has been linked to a genetic bottleneck in human evolution about 70,000 years ago,  which may have resulted from a severe reduction in the size of the total human population due to the effects of the eruption on the global climate.  According to the genetic bottleneck theory, between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago, human populations sharply decreased to 3,000–10,000 surviving individuals.  It is supported by some genetic evidence suggesting that today’s humans are descended from a very small population of between 1,000 and 10,000 breeding pairs that existed about 70,000 years ago.  [ scientific citation needed ]
Proponents of the genetic bottleneck theory (including Robock) suggest that the Toba eruption resulted in a global ecological disaster, including destruction of vegetation along with severe drought in the tropical rainforest belt and in monsoonal regions. For example, a 10-year volcanic winter triggered by the eruption could have largely destroyed the food sources of humans and caused a severe reduction in population sizes.  Τhese environmental changes may have generated population bottlenecks in many species, including hominids ; this in turn may have accelerated differentiation from within the smaller human population. Therefore, the genetic differences among modern humans may reflect changes within the last 70,000 years, rather than gradual differentiation over hundreds of thousands of years.