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History: “The volcanic eruptions, as well as the continuing geothermal activity, are a result of a great cove of magma located below the caldera’s surface. The magma in this cove contains gases that are kept dissolved only by the immense pressure that the magma is under. If the pressure is released to a sufficient degree by some geological shift, then some of the gases bubble out and cause the magma to expand. This can cause a runaway reaction. If the expansion results in further relief of pressure, for example, by blowing crust material off the top of the chamber, the result is a very big gas explosion.”
Yelowstone is an 8 on the VEI Index: “super-colossal” (if it blows).
Documentary: Yellowstone National Park & the Caldera Super Volcano
LINK – http://youtu.be/astR0Gjy8Ps
Some science people say don’t worry – Earthquake Shakes Yellowstone But No Volcano Threat Looms, Scientists Say But evidently everybody is worrying – Animals Allegedly Fleeing Yellowstone Results In Yellowstone Volcano Search Trend. . . and those were not small quakes there this week.Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years
” . . . Although the YouTube video says the animals are leaving, park spokesman Dan Hottle told the Jackson Hole Daily (http://bit.ly/1hcK4VV) that they are actually running toward the park’s interior and the volcano. “
LINK – http://youtu.be/cq6DK4U7Esg
LINK – http://youtu.be/pjAbRUmebyg
LINK – http://youtu.be/uiAc4KI5iJY
Park official: “Why do some animals leave the park? Winter.“
Yellowstone Nat’l Park website – Volcano Questions & Answers
Montana – KPAX – Yellowstone fleeing’ bison video has Missoulians talking
Yellowstone, Something Very Bad Is Coming – John Moore < has video
LINK – http://youtu.be/hnhleMC-N2Q
LINK – http://youtu.be/gnJAg0tj8As
LINK – http://youtu.be/69frLk96xEw
BPEarthwatch (April 10) -
LINK – http://youtu.be/HDR52MJ_Nww
FISH DIE-OFF at Yellowstone:
LINK – http://youtu.be/L8I6R9FWMYM
LINK – http://youtu.be/D-7qQFHDvLo
Cool time-lapse video . . . this may or may not be normal plane activity . . .
LINK – http://youtu.be/IjspxsDHzmY
Mar. 30 – KMVT – Earthquakes Reported At Yellowstone And Central Idaho
April 2 – KTVB – Could a big earthquake hit Idaho? < has video
April 10 – Earthquake near Challis biggest in Idaho since 2005 < has video
April 12 –
LINK – http://youtu.be/SMKbEk53iUc
[snip] . . . “The “Red Alert” status for Borah Peak Mountain (the largest in Idaho), this report states, means that an eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.. . .
. . . . Critical to note about Borah Peak Mountain and central Idaho, this report says, is that it is a part of what is called the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB) [photo map 1st right] which extends from Southern California and connects many of the Western United States regions, most particularly the Yellowstone Caldera, and is overdue for a catastrophic volcanic eruption event. . . .”
April 14 – 4.4 quake in Idaho
LINK – http://youtu.be/QnOksQIbkpY
(Reuters) – Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. . . .
. . . . “The earthquakes are happening at 5 km, which is 3.1 miles. That’s 15,000 feet of rock that need to move a tenth of a foot a year,” said [BLM geologist] Hendrick.
Challis sits close to the Lost River Fault, the site of Idaho’s biggest earthquake, a 6.9 in 1983. . .
LINK – http://youtu.be/-SsAJZCU4qc
April 16 – Seismographs heading for central Idaho
We fell for this HOAX: RED ALERT – a FAKE
A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity detected by both ground and satellite observations.
The hoax author is well known internet pest, Sorcha Faal.
” . . . At the University of Utah, seismologist Katherine Whidden said she doesn’t believe devastation in the Salt Lake Valley would approach the level it did in Haiti, but she also acknowledged it would be plenty bad.
“The problem we have here is that all the population is right on top of the fault,” Whidden said.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake would likely create a 5- to 10-foot rift along the responsible fault line.“
BP Earthwatch video: Alaska Quake/YellowStone Trigger – LINK – http://youtu.be/X5KNq2JqHck
April 17 – NWCN - String of Idaho quakes prompts Utah team to setup new equipment < has video
April 19 – Looming, creeping landslide splits home in [Jackson] Wyoming . . . MAP showing Jackson, Yellowstone & Challis
April – 20 – M3.2 – 8km NE of Tooele, Utah
Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center shows high levels of radiation from Idaho Falls
April 22 – 2.9 quake at Challis, Idaho
Editorial board: Yellowstone bison show peril of viral video < they say don’t worry
“The last major earthquake took place in 1877. Since then the plates have moved about 10 metres closer together,” says Tilmann. “The tension that’s built up can only be freed by a major quake.”
The most recent earthquake in early April did release some pressure, but wasn’t enough to relieve the entire segment.
Yellowstone County – Disaster services to test sirens
LINK – http://youtu.be/vL7fGPGOWqs
LINK – http://youtu.be/GgKUQ7yqHlE
Dutchsinse points out a series of sudden volcano eruptions around Japan – a comment there asks if that affects Mount St. Helens etc.
LINK – http://youtu.be/bGyhqg0SJ5Y
LINK – http://youtu.be/ORw5pxaIQZs
LINK – http://youtu.be/de9Fxn_2gLk
NEWS CONTINUES HERE
- Live Feed: Recent Earthquake Near Southern Idaho < has maps
- University of Utah Seismograph Stations
- Seismic Monitor Graphs -LIVE- displayed on a map
- Yellowstone Volcano Observatory – USGS
- USGS Earthquakes & Volcanoes FAQ (Features Yellowstone) and MORE
Idaho National Laboratory at Idaho Falls
- DoE page
- What’s stored there
- official website
- MAP of Idaho
- article – Half-Life: How an Accident at the Idaho National Laboratory Changed a Family - Years after he was exposed to radiation, a man fights to tell his story
- The scary private co. running INL – Battelle