posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 09:51 PM
What worries me is, "Okay, it's ten miles beneath the surface, so what's driving that?"
Which is supported by a statement on National Geographic's website that says: "But once we saw [the magma] was at a depth of ten kilometers, we
weren't so concerned. If it had been at depths of two or three kilometers [one or two miles], we'd have been a lot more concerned."
If "Yellowstone's magma reservoir is fed by a plume of hot rock surging upward from Earth's mantle," as stated by scientists in the National
Geographic article, then could this "new mantle layer" spark-off additional quakes in regions like New Madrid?
Or is this simply, on the expanded time-line, one of Earth's "growing phases?"