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Earthquake Swarm At Yellowstone Just Confirmed To Be Longest On Record

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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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I'm not one to get all hyped up on "doom" porn, but this is definitely newsworthy and maybe a tiny bit troublesome:


An ongoing swarm of 2500 earthquakes in three months at the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano in Montana in the US is the longest ever recorded, according to Newsweek. Since June 12, almost 2500 earthquakes have been recorded in the national park, putting it on par with the biggest swarm ever recorded of more than 3000 quakes in three months.

www.stuff.co.nz...

They say the swarm is now dying down and that scientists have gathered lots of interesting information to analyze. Like the following video clip discusses, things have "acted" up since 2003 and because the last "major" Yellowstone eruption occurred @600,000 years ago, another major eruption "may" be imminent. My concern is that there will be absolutely no warning from the Federal Government. Trying to evacuate 1/3 of the country, if not more, would be near impossible and would create mass hysteria. The government is probably more concerned about remaining in control, than trying to evacuate everyone who lives within 300 miles of the caldera.




posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

If Yellowstone did go up now would it be reasonable to believe God would be somewhere singing "Look What You Made Me Do" to himself ?


Sorry , couldn't help it , Yellowstone is a concern and the effects should it happen now would be felt globally , hopefully it will wait a few decades until we've found a way to deal with it and tap its energy for our own need , turn the beast into a slave.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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In my years at ATS this is probably the 1000th Yellowstone EQ swarm thread. It has to erupt one of these times right?

Am I safe in KS if that blows?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.


Thanks.. That helps..



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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I have to agree that we're unlikely to get any warning ahead of time. There won't be time to evacuate those in critical areas, especially since the areas to be highly affected are often rural. Even those not directly under the umbrella of the eruption would be in danger from high amounts of falling ash resulting in breathing problems.

Have to keep in mind as well that the ash clouds covering the sun will kill off plant-life, so food shortages are inevitable once stores are empty.

The rich and influential will be safe underground in their bunkers with horded food and water. The rest of us are screwed under worse case scenarios.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


They say the swarm is now dying down and that scientists have gathered lots of interesting information to analyze

2500 quakes in three months doesn't sound like "dying down".

It sounds like waking up.

Lets hear their scientificum conclusions 'bout dat.
edit on 5-10-2017 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.



mmmm, most recurrent eruptions were a 'mega' eruption occurred are much less violent than the last time. Witness Krakatoa.

See Calderas and the islands regrowing in their center, a little at a time.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.



mmmm, most recurrent eruptions where a 'mega' eruption occurred are much less violent than the last time. Witness Krakatoa.

See Calderas and the islands regrowing in their center, a little at a time.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yellowstone is far larger than Krakatoa and has a large lake sat on top of it , that's an explosive mix.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Regrowing??I think you mean rising and that just means pressures building again😕



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Regrowing??I think you mean rising and that just means pressures building again😕



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


Yellowstone eruption occurred @600,000 years ago, another major eruption "may" be imminent.


Not sure where they get their information that an eruption "may" be imminent.


Our estimates suggest that the Yellowstone crustal magma reservoir contains partially molten material (5–15 % partial melt) that is considered a working model for the source of the caldera-forming dominantly rhyolitic eruptions of Yellowstone and the bimodal basaltic-rhyolitic volcanism of the Snake River Plain volcanic field.
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We specifically note that assessments of Yellowstone volcanohazard [Christiansen et al., 2007] will not appreciably change with our new findings because the Yellowstone Late Quaternary volcanic history has been well defined in terms of ages, sizes, and frequency of eruptions that capture the record of the entire large magma body imaged here.

(emphasis mine)

Tomography from 26 years of seismicity revealing that the spatial extent of the Yellowstone crustal magma reservoir extends well beyond the Yellowstone caldera

Granted, the study is 3 years old at this point and they have indeed learned a good bit more. However, the melt ratio indicates that the volcano is nowhere near an eruptive state and from that amount of melt in the chamber, it would take an incredible amount of energy to bring the melt ratio up to a closer percentage of what active and erupting volcanoes posses.

Along with the increased melt, there would be a host of other simultaneous events which would act as precursor signals:


Determining the timing of an eruption in a monitored volcano depends on measuring a number of parameters, including, but not limited to, seismic activity at the volcano (especially depth and frequency of volcanic earthquakes), ground deformations (determined using a tiltmeter and/or GPS, and satellite interferometry), and gas emissions (sampling the amount of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by correlation spectrometer, or COSPEC). An excellent example of successful forecasting occurred in 1991. Volcanologists from the U.S. Geological Survey accurately predicted the June 15 eruption of the Pinatubo Volcano in the Philippines, allowing for the timely evacuation of the Clark Air Base and saving thousands of lives.


What causes a volcano to erupt and how do scientists predict eruptions?


My concern is that there will be absolutely no warning from the Federal Government.


This is actually one of the main reasons TrueAmerican started watching the data feeds directly as opposed to merely relying on what was posted by the USGS. We (those of us who have been watching TA's live spectrogram stream) have seen that the swarm is indeed winding down with on occasional flare up. We see many many events which either don't get reported by any of the agencies or that take a while after the fact. This is simply due to the fact that there are so many events that occur below a certain threshold that they end up falling off the priority list as new events replace them for analysis.

Long Valley and Campi Flegri are more worrisome in regards to eruptive precursors than is Yellowstone. YS just has a bigger fan club and gets much more press.

Current stream here:


edit on 5-10-2017 by jadedANDcynical because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Thanks so much, JC. I've missed my Seismo Thugs (heh) over at the livestream, & haven't been able to get my tractor over yonder lately. I really appreciate your feedback, links, and ongoing effort to remain factual and non-hysterical.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: intrptr

Yellowstone is far larger than Krakatoa and has a large lake sat on top of it , that's an explosive mix.


Yewllowstone was far larger than Krakatoa. I agree its waking up, said so.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: notsoobviously
a reply to: intrptr

Regrowing??I think you mean rising and that just means pressures building again😕


Regrowing 'center islands' was reference to ocean calderas for comparative purposes only.

Yellow stones on land, right? Quake 'swarms' under Yellowstone signify lava rising to the surface. Could take millennia to get there or happen tomorrow. The closer to the surface the more 'imminent' the eruption.

Here in Ca., Central Bay Region, the '89 Loma Prieta quake was centered above an 'extinct' volcano. The epicenter was fifty miles deep, followed by many more minor quakes also centered above Loma Prieta. There was image data, cross section of the subsurface , 3d computer model generated to show the quakes, what depth the movement and direction.

I cant find it...
, but I know the technology exists. Recording and modeling subsurface quake activity is routine. Anyone getting that data or 3D modeling from agencies in Yellow Stone?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

REHEHEHEEEALLY........?




This is verrrry interesting!



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: Subrosabelow
I have to agree that we're unlikely to get any warning ahead of time. There won't be time to evacuate those in critical areas, especially since the areas to be highly affected are often rural. Even those not directly under the umbrella of the eruption would be in danger from high amounts of falling ash resulting in breathing problems.

Have to keep in mind as well that the ash clouds covering the sun will kill off plant-life, so food shortages are inevitable once stores are empty.

The rich and influential will be safe underground in their bunkers with horded food and water. The rest of us are screwed under worse case scenarios.


And armed bodyguards. They'll make room for them.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.



mmmm, most recurrent eruptions where a 'mega' eruption occurred are much less violent than the last time. Witness Krakatoa.

See Calderas and the islands regrowing in their center, a little at a time.


You can say that again...



Oh wait. . .



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: notsure1

The amount of crap it would spew into the atmosphere means you aren't safe anywhere.


Only for a super volcanic eruption. It is always good to remember that most eruptions at super volcanoes are not super volcanic in nature - one of the reasons that super volcanic eruptions are so rare.




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