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omtatsat's avatar

Is the earth going to explode?

Asked by omtatsat (1232points) October 2nd, 2021
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Earthquake in Australia. Volcano eruption in Hawaii. Volcano eruption in La Palma.

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JLoon's avatar

We should be so lucky.

gorillapaws's avatar

Not from tectonic activity. Maybe if we get hit by a big enough celestial object, but I’m not holding my breath…

Mimishu1995's avatar

There have been thousands of earthquakes and volcano eruptions throughout history. And we are still here.

Brian1946's avatar

It won’t explode because of any internal activity. A celestial object has to have a mass ≥ 8 times that of our sun to have a supernova explosion.

Volcanic explosions actually relieve internal planetary pressures.

Current theory holds that the earth will be vaporized in about 5 billion years, when it’s engulfed by our dying sun.

seawulf575's avatar

Probably won’t explode. But it can and will “adjust” itself in ways that are not always beneficial to we humans. The next one I am waiting for is the swapping of the magnetic poles. Talk about global warming!

gondwanalon's avatar

Nothing new. Same old same old.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I hope so. If civilization as we know it is going to disappear, let’s go out with a bang.

ragingloli's avatar

Nature will take back what is hers.
“You humans, you think you are so fucking cool.
You know what I am going to do?
I am just going to erupt over here.
What are you going to do about it, huh?
Punk ass bitches.”

kritiper's avatar

It can’t explode if it’s venting all that pressure. But if it did, we would all be lucky to die quickly.

kritiper's avatar

I agree to a certain extent with @seawulf575 . But I think a major calamity would be Krakatoa erupting and completing it’s split that it began in 1883 and swamping the Earth with a huge tsunami. Something similar could happen if the Greenland ice sheet shattered and all that ice went into the ocean at once.

flutherother's avatar

It might never explode but a supervolcano is the next best thing and is inevitable.

gondwanalon's avatar

@ragingloli in 5 million years it will be hard to tell that humans were ever here.

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