Which of these national parks is home to a “supervolcano”?

Here is the question :

WHICH OF THESE NATIONAL PARKS IS HOME TO A “SUPERVOLCANO”?


Here is the option for the question :

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Yellowstone National Park

Explanation:

[STC00784] There isn’t a single one of the many volcanoes that can be found in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park that can be classified as a “supervolcano.” The term “volcano eruptive event” (VE) is reserved for big volcanoes that have achieved the highest possible measurement on the “Volcanic Explosivity Index,” which is a metric that measures precisely what it sounds like it measures. One of these is the Yellowstone Supervolcano, which is so enormous that a significant portion of the Yellowstone National Park is actually situated on top of it. On the surface, there are geysers and hot springs, both of which are indicators that the volcano is still active. But there’s probably not much cause for concern on your end, seeing as how scientists believe it won’t blow its top in the next 10,000 years at the earliest. There have been three eruptions of this volcano: the first one occurred 2.1 million years ago, the second one 1.2 million years ago, and the third one 640,000 years ago. These explosions had a force that was up to 6,000 times greater than the infamous eruption that took place on Mount St. Helens in 1980.