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reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I just checked out that Wind Map, because I thought it looked cool.
It's probably nothing, but I found it somewhat interesting that Yellowstone seemed to be the exact center of the wind in virtually the entire US, east of the Appalachians.
Thinking of it in context with geologic activity, it's kinda creepy.
It is a little odd, isn't it? It's probably just a quirk of the patterns, but it was something to share since we had a cam view from the ground at the same time, eh?
For what it's worth, it looked much stranger when Sandy was hitting New York. The whole eastern half of the United States and west Atlantic had currents in a virtual vortex right over a spot in Pennsylvania. I wonder if the people below these points of overlap even notice anything different? I've never heard of it in reverse, anyway. Where people saw something weird, THEN someone looked to find a convergence, so maybe it's all in the upper levels and out of sight?
Still, it is interest just how many wacky ways the wind blows and across large areas of the same land mass.
reply to post by 0bserver1
The western US has 2 super volcanoes, out of 7 worldwide (long valley and yellowstone).
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Wrong direction.... west IMHO if you're in the States.....
Well how about we wait until they raise it, then we can debate which direction on a case by case basis depending on wind direction at the time. No, make that- YOU guys can debate it. I'll be long gone in a cave somewhere by then. But no worries, I'll leave a thread at ATS for yas to pick at before I go.edit on Sun Mar 30th 2014 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Drezden
Thomas Jordan said the following.
it’s a myth that big quakes — like Friday’s 5.1 in La Habra — release the stress on faults. “They don’t relieve the pressures that cause earthquakes very much
Perhaps you ask him. He looks to be more qualified to answer your query than a fellow ATSer.
reply to post by 0bserver1
The western US has 2 super volcanoes, out of 7 worldwide (long valley and yellowstone). Then add to that all of those in Washington and all of the major fault systems in the Western US - it's definitely a hot spot for potential disaster. It's simply not known what can or will trigger it but I'm thinking experts will have a good idea before it happens. If we begin to see a quick uplift or harmonic tremors they will let us know. Then - not sure what people would do since there wouldn't be much one could do.
OK...been watching/listening to the BBC link I posted...can somebody confirm the following please?.... 7.5 in 1959, 6.0 1975.....no eruption.....so.....why are we worrying about this one? My argument is...it's not the size of quake that counts...it's the last straw that ruptures the camels back.
True....you know I respect and admire your work with volcanoes...but when it comes to the politics....I'm not so sure my friend that they would tell us.....it's far to big a logistical problem if she blows big style to evacuate the immediate territory....
The good thing about a quake and aftershocks is that it releases the pressure. This means that the so-called "imminent" explosion of Yellowstone which will, according to some theorists, destroy half the North American continent is still a long way off. We should only begin to worry if quakes like this one occur repeatedly over the span of the next few days and weeks.
reply to post by violet
It really goes above and beyond that the staff at yellowstone (and the U if U/USGS) have responded to this quake so thoroughly. Even to go as far as to address speculation about of buffalo migrating out of the park. They usually ignore those rumors. Couple that with their quick turn around on a report. They had a preliminary report the next day and a full one two days after. Maybe there wasn't much to decipher this time around.
They really are working hard to reassure - even though they shouldn't have to with some things. Same thing with being transparent with the helium thing. They know we're concerned and clearly care enough to keep us all on track with reality.