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The giant ash cloud created by this super volcano will first envelop Vegas, and then St. Louis and then Chicago and then at long last, Washington D.C. will have its lights go out!
~ Charlie Frost just before the Yellowstone Caldera erupts

The Yellowstone Caldera Eruption of 2012 was a cataclysmic event marked by the eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera in Yellowstone National Park and one of the main disasters to occur during the 2012 Apocalypse. It occurred on December 21st, 2012 as Earth Crust Displacement begun during the apocalypse. Charlie Frost, a radio host and conspiracy theorist was killed whilst broadcasting the eruption live on radio.

The subsequent pyroclastic flow spread in an easterly direction across the United States, Mexico and Canada, rendering much of North America uninhabitable, enveloping Las Vegas and expanding as far out to Washington D.C.



The Curtis family and Gordon Silberman arrived in Yellowstone from a private plane to retrieve a map from Charlie Frost which will show the location of the Arks which are the only way that can save them from the apocalypse. Jackson goes to find Charlie Frost, his 7-year-old daughter Lilly tagging along. As Jackson and Lilly reach Charlie's camper, they find Charlie gone, but they hear him on the radio and later find them on Mount Bighorn.

Yellowstone Caldera Erupts[]

Jackson rushed up the hill and asked Charlie where the Arks are, but are interrupted as birds fly off scared by the upcoming eruption. Right after Charlie tells Jackson of where the map is, the Yellowstone Caldera begins to erupt, as seen when massive geysers and lava sprouts out from the canyon below. Charlie stays behind to broadcast it while Jackson and Lilly escape in the camper.

Kate, Noah, and Gordon were still waiting for Jackson and Lilly to return, Kate was about to call Jackson again as the Yellowstone Caldera erupts violently, creating a blinding flash of light. The force of the volcano shook the region and knocked Charlie off his feet before volcanic bombs soon begin shooting down from the erupting volcano. Charlie is then killed by falling debris.

Jackson and Lilly narrowly escape being engulfed by the eruption, but one lava bomb hits the back of the camper, setting it on fire. The eruption had also triggered an earthquake that created a canyon that splits Jackson and Lilly from Kate, Noah, and Gordon, but Jackson managed to make the camper jump the gap. While Kate brings Lilly to the plane, Jackson went to look for the map but is unaware that the ground was cracking beneath the camper. Just as Jackson found the map, a volcanic bomb hits the ground which caused the camper to fall into the gap. Noah and Lilly were devastated as they both thought that Jackson was killed, but as they are prepared to leave, Kate sees a hand coming out of the crack; Jackson had climbed out. As Jackson climbed out with the map, he ran to the plane as fast as he could and got on. The ash cloud nearly engulfed them, but Gordon managed to get the plane out.

The Ash Cloud[]

The Yellowstone ash cloud spread across the United States and Canada, laying waste to much of the northern landmass, rendering it uninhabitable. Cities that were hit by the ash cloud include:

  • All of Wyoming's cities (presumably)