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This Boiling River In Yellowstone Park Could Be A Sign Of Something Really Bad

Most doomsday enthusiasts are aware of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Right now, it’s just waiting for the right moment to plunge almost all of North America into darkness.

At this point, it isn’t a matter of if this will happen, but when. According to some researchers, it could erupt any day now. Geologists are constantly monitoring Yellowstone for signs of volcanic activity that could indicate an eruption. Last month, they made an unsettling discovery.

The Shoshone River, which runs just east of Yellowstone, suddenly began boiling in certain areas.

Residents rightly suspected that this activity originated in a volcanic vent. What’s most disturbing is that this river has been void of all volcanic activity for more than 100 years.

Luckily, it stopped after a few days. That being said, the new volcanic vent released enough hydrogen sulfide into the water to create a two-mile dead zone in the river. As you can imagine, it also smelled pretty terrible.

Seismic activity near the Yellowstone supervolcano has slowly increased over the past decade. Could this be a sign of our impending doom?

(via Mysterious Universe)

The worst part about the Yellowstone supervolcano scenario is that there is pretty much nothing any of us can do about it short of building bunkers and hoping for the best. But who has time for that?

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