posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:37 PM
reply to post by nikiano
The smooth constant seismic activity is representative of Magma on the move; it is that simple.
Yellowstone does have a large caldera underneath it, and the magma does move a lot. The question is will the activity continue; should it continue
then it is something to keep an eye on at the very least.
The entire Northwest, and Inland Northwest have large areas of volcanic zones. The cascade mountains in Washington State, and Oregon of course have
multiple active volcanoes. I know this line of volcanoes continues down into California where I believe there are two super volcanoes.
It seems like the volcanic activity, or hot zones are picked back up in Eastern Washington with Mt. Spokane, skips over North Idaho, and then another
hot zone picks up in the Hot Springs, Montana area. I believe this latter connects with the Yellowstone area, but am not sure.
There are theories out that Yellowstone actually blows out, rather than up. Which the Palouse, or prairie of Washington state would appear to attest
to; as there are massive volcanic basalt flows from eras of the past.
I would have to disagree with OZ when he recklessly tells People not to worry. I know Australia is a long way from the Northwest, and he probably
could tell everyone about Australia, but the Northwest is an entirely different critter all together.
[edit on 14-10-2009 by sanchoearlyjones]