Seven Active Supervolcanoes
If you haven’t heard the term, “supervolcano” before, there are seven active supervolcanoes that I know of, with three of them in the United States:
- The Yellowstone Caldera in Wyoming
- The Long Valley Caldera south of Mono Lake in California
- Valles Caldera west of Los Alomos, New Mexico
- Lake Toba caldera in North Sumatra, Indonesia
- New Zealand’s Taupo caldera
- Aira Caldera near the city of Kagoshima, Japan
- The Phlegraean Fields west of Naples, Italy
Many of these calderas are filled with water. I looked at all of these using Google Earth and thought the Valles Caldera was the most striking.
Earlier this year, USA Today reported on an enormous magma reservoir found under Yellowstone National Park. That doesn’t mean the reservoir has grown recently, it means the researchers were able to measure it more accurately. From the map you see that ash from an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano spread as far as Louisiana (about 1,500 miles).
According to creationists, volcanic activity was part of Noah’s Flood. These huge supervolcanic eruptions, therefore, occurred thousands of years ago (not millions of years). Wouldn’t these active supervolcanoes have “gone cold” by now if they were millions of years old?
Read some of my posts below for more thoughts on volcanic eruptions relating to the Flood and also the Bible’s predicted Last Days.
- Volcanoes and the Fifth Trumpet of Revelation 9
- Islands Can Form Rapidly
- Incredible Photos of Iceland’s Volcanic Eruption
- God Moves Mountains in Japan
- More posts on volcanoes and earthquakes on this site.
- Do Volcanoes Come in Super-Size? (Institute for Creation Research)
- Supervolcanoes and the Mount St. Helens Eruption (Institute for Creation Research)
- Supervolcanoes, about the Phlegraean Fields and Yellowstone.
- The map is taken from earthmountainview.com.
- The list of six supervolcanoes comes from Ranker.com. I added the Phlegraean Fields in Italy.
- See lists of all known supervolcanic eruptions that have been studied around the world on Wikipedia.
- The largest supervolcano is the inactive Tamu Massif under the Pacific Ocean east of Japan.