>>1474013>what jellystone is planning
To get an idea, we can look at the ash deposits from its most recent eruption (a little over 600,000 years ago), also known as the Lava Creek ash bed. This layer of tuff (a.k.a. solidified volcanic ash) covers about half the continental U.S., and is over 200 meters thick in some places. What does that mean in terms of an eruption? Well, if you live west of the Mississippi, you're going to die, and you'll be buried underneath up to 600 feet of molten ash. Don't worry though, current estimates suggest another eruption would only deposit a few feet of ash. On the bright side, a yellowstone eruption might be a good way to address climate change; if it goes off, it'll cool the planet drastically for years, likely decades!