a reply to: MamaJ
I'd say yes. Because, it was that big. It was a good bump, but nothing earth shattering. Oh i'm so funnny. When I've seen ones pop here they will just
be "one offs". It was just south of Jackson Hole. Oh fracking, why would I have to even think about it.... hmm. I know I study the area before, and I
know there's oil and gas there in that valley. I think I looked when the quake first happened and I think it was on a mountain. So, if I check and
it was injection, then it was just tectonic and just a small earthquake. 7's here are the big ones. Now, if it was 5.8M, you'd see lots more.
I'm going to check graphs and maps. If I find nothing I won't add. So, Yellowstone is rising slowly, Norris more so. The rise is fast, but not as fast
a rate as last year. Still notable. I read the report and there were only tiny swarms.
Oh, and that fella who fell in a geyser was from earlier this summer.
There's been lots of problems in the park. They have record setting crowds and it's been hot as hell there.
Oh, if I were writing script of a disaster movie. This would be the perfect time of year to set the stage for the climax. It would be the end of
summer. The last long weekend on Labour Day. The park choked with visitors. Roads look like lines of ants stretching and moving across the entire
Northwest section of Wyoming. Every one suffering the heat. Animals included. The most tired are the Rangers. They want the summer to end and the
noise to cease. So do the animals.
Then, the little things start... Changes... I could go on. The radios start crackling and conversations start overlapping with more and more panic.
Phone calls and emails are being made a ever and ever increasing volume. Live streams start going up on Facebook, SnapChat, and alike... The world is
viewing the changes in real, broadcast by real people....
Really worried people....
... There was a point, where every one that was there that day, in the park, when they all collectively knew it was the end. It was a sound that they
all heard- heard throughout the whole region. It was as if someone struck a gong within the core of the earth. Now, the danger was all around them,
and they knew... they had to get out....
Oh, and I know there's already been movies with Yellowstone blowing up. I'd just do it different, that's all.
My movie would be small is scope, staying within the park, filled with more facts and action...
The movie doesn't even have to be a complete eruption in order to create ultimate chaos and carnage.
Over 600 000 go and sit on top a volcano in the month of August. On any given day, there could be tens of thousands of families visiting the park.
Imagine the chaos if they all had to evacuate on an immediate basis. It could be done. The roads would be choke and impassable within minutes...
All you need is to have one truck with a camper stuck or in the wrong place at the wrong time...
i like movies that's all
... oh, and I just noted you are asking me to read some stuff about Jackson's Hole. Wow. Right up my alley. Mystery, geography, and more. I will read
it. However, I'm too skeptical of everything. Including my own nuttiness,..
Well, I went flying over Wyoming. Nothing. Just a mountain and other mountains. Ranches. Nice houses. No gas, no oil. Not much of anything other than
normal stuff. Even the crack in the earth doesn't mean much. Think of it in longer terms. We are still rebounding from the last ice age. There's still
changes going on as the land pushes up, also there's the volcano next door here. They land will eroded and change shape. If you wonder around Wyoming,
you'll see areas of landslides. The ground is relatively unstable. Then you have super wet cold winters followed by super hot, super dry summers. The
soil loses strength and either slides down or cracks open depending on stress. When they ground cracks open, it's more like calving of icebergs where
chucks fall away. I don't think the ground crack is related to much other than erosion, and time.
I did find some aftershocks with the 4.8M. There are some graphs really close and there some small stuff. Too small to be much noticed and logged by
the USGS or UofU.
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