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Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by Denied
If you are interested in what's happening in Yellowstone I suggest you take a look at the biggest thread on ATS, the Whats going on at yellowstone? thread, now with 703 pages.
Originally posted by David291
Why care? There's nothing anyone can do.
Scientists think a swelling magma reservoir four to six miles (seven to ten kilometers) below the surface is driving the uplift. Fortunately, the surge doesn't seem to herald an imminent catastrophe, Smith said.
"At the beginning we were concerned it could be leading up to an eruption," said Smith, who co-authored a paper on the surge published in the December 3, 2010, edition of Geophysical Research Letters."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."
But there are also many examples, including the Yellowstone supervolcano, where it appears the ground has risen and fallen for thousands of years without an eruption.
I am, of course, not in a position to offer an intelligent comment. I just hoped the article would be useful to someone.
Based on geologic evidence, Yellowstone has probably seen a continuous cycle of inflation and deflation over the past 15,000 years, and the cycle will likely continue, Smith said.
Surveys show, for example, that the caldera rose some 7 inches (18 centimeters) between 1976 and 1984 before dropping back about 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) over the next decade.
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Well SOME scientists wanted to drill a hole to release some pressure in the magma bubble. I nominated them for the Darwin Award a few years back
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by purplemer
Drilling into unstable areas is never a good idea.
Originally posted by darkblade71
reply to post by zorgon
Thats crazy! They tried that somewhere else on a mud volcano and it wont stop erupting now. Can't remember where that is though...