This documentary explores volcanic eruptions so vast and so Earth-shattering that they have changed the history of our planet.
Supervolcanoes have been the direct cause of climate collapses, toxic turmoils and mass extinctions. Supposedly, they have brought more destruction to our planet than any killer asteroid or nuclear wars, these supervolcanoes are some of Earth’s deadliest weapons.
Supervolcanoes usually only occur when magma in the mantle rises into the crust but is unable to break through. This causes a great pressure and in turn creates large and growing magma pool underneath the volcanoes. Once the crust is unable to contain the pressure, it erupts in a great fiery cataclysmic event.
Large-volume supervolcanic eruptions are also often associated with large igneous provinces, which can cover huge areas with lava and volcanic ash.
These eruptions can cause long-lasting climate change (such as the triggering of a small ice age) and threaten entire species with extinction.
- Release date19 Jun 2019
- Full runtime28 minutes
- Production companySpaceRip