The Yellowstone Caldera, the main risky hot-spot at the floor of the earth, erupts with a chain of 11.2 earthquakes and spews volcanic ash excessive into the ambience. 600 miles away a 9.45 quake below Puget Sound reasons titanic destruction to Seattle as a tsunami moves and destroys lots of the waterfront.
The fortress Peck Dam in Montana at the Missouri River fails as does the Jackson Dam at the Snake River. the ability grid within the Western usa speedy disintegrates, with application businesses fending for themselves. energy outages succeed in the East Coast.
The Yellowstone Conundrum is a page-turning novel with readers following 8 characters as they scramble out of harm's manner on Day One; daily humans placed into striking events, with the President of the U.S. and his cupboard scrambling within the historical past to discover the best way to get away from lose-lose scenarios.
The Columbia producing Plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation suffers nice harm and starts a meltdown. Bridges in Portland cave in. Infrastructure within the NW is significantly broken and millions are killed; Salt Lake urban, Boise, Denver and each urban, city and village within the Pacific Northwest are affected.
The vast demise Cloud from the Yellowstone explosion sends volcanic ash into the jet flow, which then starts to hold the heavy ash south throughout Wyoming, over Denver till it catches up with a low strain approach advancing throughout Texas.
Follow military vet Ray Spaulding as he survives the crash of a WSDOT ferry within the tsunami, then manages to avoid wasting, then lead a handful of daily those who rally jointly to save lots of the Seattle Public Library from destruction through gangs.
University of Washington professor Denny Cain and pupil Karen Bagley vow to get out of Seattle, purely to discover themselves in a firefight because the neighborhood Seattle gangs try to declare the night.
Skier Penny Armstrong fights her internal demons by way of snowboarding north towards Billings in an try to steer clear of the loss of life Cloud.
Long-distance trucker Cameron Hedges is pressured to step out of personality as he first rescues Betsy Jamison, then convinces a complete city to maneuver out of harm's way.
Robert and Nancy O'Brien, either up-and-coming managers in the division of the inner are separated by means of their jobs, then by way of the earthquake and explosion.
The President of the USA needs to care for his personal Kobayoshi Maru, with a sequence of very unlikely lose-lose situations because the strength grid within the usa collapses.
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Normal Johnny Goodwin, consultant of the Air strength at the JCS became his realization from the pc to the President. “Sir, communications with either Mountain domestic and within reach Saylor Creek are spotty. From those stories Mountain domestic AFB has been leveled by way of the earthquake. you recognize that almost all of those constructions are fifty years previous, regular army constructions. I don’t have any estimate of wear or casualties, nor do i do know the provision or performance of the bomber fleet. “If stipulations at the flooring are as undesirable as we suspect, my first priorities are to our servicemen and girls, then the planes; i've got no suggestion what harm we’ve incurred. I can’t get via even on our safe strains. Being as shut as we're, I’m uncertain if i will aid this challenge in the distributed period of time. ” basic Goodwin grew to become to the Google snapshot of Wolf Mountain at the middle reveal, then to the Secretary of the military James Yarborough. “Jimmy, feels like we’d need to knock the full flank of that mountain down on the way to block the river. ” The Secretary of the military swiveled in his chair. “The Corps of Engineers would need 3 months minimal to arrange the mountain; most likely extra. I truthfully don’t have a clue what percentage bunker-busters it's going to take to knock sufficient rock all the way down to block that river. “Assuming you'll knock the part of that mountain down, could that do it? ” requested The President. normal Yarborough’s face became to a double frown. “Impossible to respond to sir; there are too many variables. for instance, does the water circulation out into the Snake River undeniable, making a large lake? ” A map of Idaho seemed at the left reveal. “Or does it persist with the prevailing riverbed? Will the prevailing dams at the River delay? per week? A month? ” An aide seemed quietly at normal Goodwin’s correct shoulder, and a be aware handed. “Bring it up,” he steered the aide, who walked to a keep watch over panel and keyed in a chain of directions. All 3 displays replaced. there has been one other audible gasp within the room. “Mr. President, this can be the fortress Peck Dam in japanese Montana. The physique of water at the left is fortress Peck Lake, the 5th biggest synthetic lake within the usa. (Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe) Goodwin’s finger turned a pointer at the display. “This is the Missouri River. we will finish the dam has suffered catastrophic structural harm. ” there has been silence within the room. The left monitor confirmed the Snake River uncontrolled in Wyoming. the suitable display confirmed the Missouri River uncontrolled in Montana. the guts display confirmed the ash plume from the Yellowstone Caldera explosion, now seventy-five miles extensive and 3 hundred miles lengthy. If the appropriate digicam might have been re-calculated via a unmarried click on, a close-up could see the solitary determine of Undersecretary of the Bureau of Land administration Robert O’Brien slowly jogging southbound on McCone County street quantity 24 headed smack into the center of Nowhere. The temperature open air was once a balmy 12 levels. Anne Hastings broke the silence.