Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday

Imagine a modern Pompeii, a time-bomb bigger than 1,000 Hiroshima bombs, or a disaster zone 10 million times the size of Ground Zero. Sounds impossible, but is it? Beneath the Earth’s surface, hidden seven miles below America’s most famous National Park, lies the ultimate threat waiting to erupt — a phenomenon known as a supervolcano. With the potential to become the biggest natural disaster in modern history, this unseen terror has left experts and scientists on edge.

The special came to Channel 5  as ‘Doomsday Volcano: The Next Pompeii’ on the 23rd of November 2021. Catch up on My5.

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A long source of wonder and mystery, Yellowstone National Park is epic in scale and best known for being incredibly geologically active, making the park a threat to be explored.

But beyond its obvious beauty is a lurking danger that few know much about. Throughout Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday,  experts explore the history, science and the looming threat behind one of the most famous National Parks.

Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday gives audiences access to leading experts as they explore the global phenomenon of the supervolcano, discovering the impact these natural catastrophes have had in the past and researching the increasing threat they pose for the future, in the hopes of saving the world from disaster.

Additionally, by using cutting-edge CGI, Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday will map the potential global devastation that could be unleashed from beneath the US.

By piecing together historical clues with evidence dating back to prehistoric times, as well as the modern science that’s currently used by researchers monitoring the supervolcano’s every move, Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday will detail how this natural phenomenon could occur. Experts across the world give viewers an exclusive look at new, innovative technology that is used to cool the threat from deep beneath the crust of Yellowstone National Park.

Whether it is looking at the history of well-known volcanoes, such as Mt St Helens, or exploring the Iceland Magma Chamber, the only place in the world it’s possible to see under a volcano, Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday takes viewers on a journey that will be sure to create an eruption of thoughts.

Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday is produced for discovery+ and Science Channel by Wildflame Productions Ltd. 

The Special came to Channel 5 on the 23rd of November 2021 as the ‘Doomsday Volcano: The Next Pompeii’ stream on My5. 


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