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New Swarm at Yellowstone?

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:09 PM
This thread is representative of the smart people having left ATS. Panic over a quake Yellowstone??? C'MON. Man, this website has really gone downhill.

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 09:45 PM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

Excuse me = Are you for real? Guess your just showing your one of those who are not smart then... Site gone downhill for reporting what could have/could be become something major brought to the attention for discussion is a downhill web site? Do you know what is going on in the middle states?

WestCoasts, I am glad you started this Thread! And, I am glad that the little micro swarm stayed just that and did not start another major swarm and uplift (just yet) that we have seen these last several years! On another note, did you take a good look on Google Earth where these latest event have happened? Ominous looking area if you ask me.. sorry I can't post the links now = I hate dial up :-( when I first looked at the area, I though stream beds in the gooy looking areas - but on further examination they are "old" ? raised lava flows? = tree kill off is something also there.. something is not quiet right - something is brewing here and I have some worries it starts with the BP Oil spill and the amiss thing also in LA = something is amiss!

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:01 PM
Jeez WC, bet you never thought you would get flamed for starting this thread.

What a great thread that started very informative without any doom. Why the need for some to belittle and derail is beyond me.

Please keep posting details. People like me that come hear to learn are still watching. I won't let the ignorant people keep me from doing the research and reading what others have to offer.

Keep it up WC,

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:59 PM
I'm a Geology major graduating in less than a year...this isn't anything out of the ordinary. There are tons of threads on here about people panicking over quake swarms in normally seismically active areas. If water starts rising in temperature, CO2 and SO2 are being given off enough too start killing surrounding wildlife and plants, and hundreds of quakes start happening ranging 3.0-4.0, then you might be on to something. This is what Yellowstone makes a racquet randomly, then quiets down, and repeats this cycle. Yes, it will blow eventually, but not even the USGS knows when that will be.

posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

Well thank you for your......educated input.

I really don't know why people feel the need to be so negative. This thread was nowhere near fear mongering nor alarmist.

Per the title: New swarm at Yellowstone? (please notice the question mark)

There were several mag2-3+ quakes in a very short time. I personally felt it worth a thread and watching to see what (if anything) developed. That is all. Oh...and I also provided several links with sources and information for those that were interested. You see...there actually ARE people here on ATS that do NOT know that much about geology and seismology. They just might learn a little something by reading these 'worthless' threads and doing a little research for themselves.

Sorry if you feel this thread below you...feel free to look elsewhere for something more challenging.

Now, back on topic for those are actually here to discuss this rather than call people stupid.

No new quakes listed since the last update, but looking at this thumbnail, I would guess that there will be more added later when they update the list.

@AnnMaire and Doodle: nice to see you! Thanks (as always) for your comments.
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 01:06 AM
reply to post by westcoast

always good to keep updated on even the smallest of eq given were they occur at.

posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:21 AM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

I read these threads but no, I don't frequent the USGS sites, and I would not know what to make of them if I did. I follow some of the "regulars" here and watch their comments, which they continually adjust as the data continues to come in. It is very interesting to see them discuss possible causes and relay information from the professionals they are in contact with. It's interesting to learn that ice off melting off a sleeping volcano can cause certain kinds of readings amd tremors and watch the process of learning how to discern when that happens vs. a real precursor to an eruption.

They don't fearmonger, especially not WestCoast. Other people might chime in with "well it was nice knowing you" but they are kidding around, as you can see them elsewhere posting about the rising price of cheese, which goes to show how panicked they are. Nobody is running around screaming in panic and shoving their underwear and flashlight and a bag of trail mix into a duffel bag over these threads. Yes WestCoast will take a concerned tone, but not panicky. There are people living right by these hazards so of course there will always be concern for their safety if something truly alarming suddenly develops. If you can't tell the difference between that and fearmongering and panic, I don't know what to tell you.

Following these threads is a nice way to keep track of what the various interesting points of the globe are doing and pick up some free education along the way. No, it's not going to make a geology major out of me, but each time, I leave with a little bit more information to pique my interest in the subject, and more importantly, get my kid interested, because someday she may very well become a geology major like her grandfather was.

posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Hmmm.....well. They have (so far) added one micro quake for today...but I think there may be more to be back-filled.

On another note, here is a screen shot of what is currently happening at TA.H17 (at GEE):


looking at this LIVE CAM it is currently partly cloudy and sunny out. However, the camera is moving around a bit, so maybe there is some wind??? No snow on the nasty weather to make things noisy (unless there is wind..but even if there is, it isn't obvious on camera, so I don't think it would be bad enough to affect the seismos)

SO...where does that leave us? I am not sure...we would need some of our more seismo knowledgeable members to chime in. For me, it just keeps my interest for now.
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

Don't see what the issue with this thread is, it's not doom prorn, it's well researched and level, this reminds me of the old ATS. Your stinking attitude is similar to a lot of the new ATS I hate

posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:14 PM
Alright people, TRUCE. I'll make another thread in the Rant section about my problems with ATS and why it's gone downhill over the last year. My biggest problem with this thread was it being made in the first place. I'm pretty sure adding to this one would have sufficed...

posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by edgecrusher2199

Did you look (or read) that thread? I have contributed to it from the begining.

It was discussed there....but I just don't think the average ATS viewer is up to the task of tackling that 708 page giant. It is an incredible resource on Yellowstone and I KNEW these quakes would obviously be talked about there, but for anything out of the norm, a new thread is typically started by one of us 'regulars' to let the 'general public' of ATS know about it.

If you really want to start a rant thread about useless topics here on ATS, there is a VAST resource at your disposal. I agree that things have gone downhill in the past year or so, which is one of the big reasons I am not here that much anymore. So I go ahead and make a new thread after a hiatus to share with my friends a topic I know we like to discuss and I get atacked by several people I have never even had an exchange with (to my knowledge) in the three years I have been here.

Out of all the poorly worded, un-researched, hyped-up, ridculous topics/posts here, you choose MINE to slam?

Unless you actually have something to contribute to the TOPIC of this thread, which is a POSSIBLE swarm at Yellowstone...than kindly post elsewhere. Doesn't mean you have to agree with me, but if you don't, than in following with the old tradition on here of usefull conversation, back it up with something other than insults..

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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:12 PM
reply to post by westcoast

I mentioned this on the Yellowstone thread, that I've been seeing constant activity on the west coast on usgs the last few months and wondered if it would start/trigger something around Yellowstone.

posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 04:10 AM
reply to post by westcoast

Just an fyi...a 7.5 is hundreds of times stronger than a 3.5

try 1,000,000


reply to post by edgecrusher2199

This thread is representative of the smart people having left ATS. Panic over a quake Yellowstone??? C'MON. Man, this website has really gone downhill.

So I guess that makes you and me not too smart then since we are still here?

So Mr Geology Major soon to be, perhaps you should spread wisdom rather than rant? That might be more constructive and deliver better quality to uplift ATS from a cesspit of panic (which it is not of course).

I also find it somewhat intriguing that a Geology Major in all his/her threads has no geological 'flavour'. I am not a geology major although back in the mists of time I did much of the work for it, and I don't think I could be discussing much else. It is my passion (earthquakes that is) as well as my hobby and whilst I do discuss other things my threads could not possibly be devoid of reference to them.

Interesting that you come in on the attack instead of using your geological knowledge to allay fears, and then only mention a geology connection later when people have responded. 'Geology majors' have come and gone on ATS. There are also some who make no mention, yet we know they have a connection.

Maybe it is just because you are young and have not learned the art of handling people yet and do not have the depth of experience to appreciate what other people may be feeling/thinking.

As far as this thread goes? Well yes Westcoast is right to post it to bring it to the attention of ATS members. It does also belong on the Yellowstone thread but would you go to the British Library archives to get your daily news?

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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:55 PM
....and it continues?? Same spot.

1.4 2012/10/26 03:14:54 44.389N 111.081W 12.5 24 km (15 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
2.1 2012/10/26 03:06:47 44.387N 111.052W 14.3 26 km (16 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
1.4 2012/10/26 02:49:26 44.394N 111.023W 6.0 28 km (17 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
1.6 2012/10/26 02:35:04 44.395N 111.041W 12.8 26 km (16 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
1.8 2012/10/26 02:33:55 44.394N 111.031W 12.6 27 km (17 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
2.1 2012/10/26 02:32:22 44.400N 111.055W 11.5 25 km (16 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
2.1 2012/10/26 02:32:22 44.399N 111.050W 15.6 25 km (16 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
2.3 2012/10/26 02:31:28 44.397N 111.050W 16.4 26 km (16 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
0.3 2012/10/25 19:08:17 44.624N 111.288W 10.1 14 km ( 9 mi) NNE of Island Park, ID
1.7 2012/10/24 00:27:59 44.644N 110.113W 7.0 44 km (27 mi) SSW of Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT
1.8 2012/10/22 20:44:02 44.362N 110.993W 6.0 31 km (19 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
1.0 2012/10/21 04:56:09 44.384N 111.044W 15.3 27 km (17 mi) ESE of Island Park, ID
1.3 2012/10/21 02:32:33 44.346N 110.327W 9.4 71 km (44 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.9 2012/10/21 02:32:19 44.349N 110.344W 7.8 70 km (43 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.4 2012/10/21 02:23:18 44.383N 110.555W 1.9 54 km (33 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.5 2012/10/21 01:08:34 44.373N 110.549W 2.1 55 km (34 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.7 2012/10/21 01:07:12 44.371N 110.549W 1.9 55 km (34 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2012/10/20 16:58:15 44.371N 110.627W 4.7 50 km (31 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.5 2012/10/20 01:22:00 44.365N 110.406W 9.6 65 km (40 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT


posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by westcoast

mmm .. interesting lets see if it picks up again like last time or maybe just another burp.

posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:12 PM
reply to post by Anmarie96

Anyone have any information about this person's reference to old lava flows? And what is showing up on Google earth? Sounds like it could be important. Does this have to do with Yellowstone? Sorry, I can't read the post I am replying to from the reply box.

posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by MountainEnigma

The google earth was (i think) just referencing the location of these quakes on the map. Old lava flows...referencing last known eruption, or active area, I believe.

This Western edge of the park is the location for the most popular 'next eruption' location, which is why (I think) it causes a little more interest.

I am watching live in GEE right now and there are definitely continuing micro quakes. Only micro though so far.
Would love to see recent GPS measurements on the area.

ETA: Once again I feel I need to add for those not used to talking with me about Yellowstone, I do NOT think that this, in any way at all, indicates any kind of eruptive phase. (disclaimer
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