What's going on at Yellowstone part 2

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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I'm getting ready for work but found this from the previous uplift. It doesn't mean this newest one is covering the same overall area of land but it provides an idea of how many miles we could be looking at. That means when you go to visit you will have some choices of good camping somewhere right on top of this uplift.



We can use the following three InSAR images as a timeline for the uplift observed from 1997 through 2003. In the images, each full spectrum of color (from red to purple) represents about 28 mm (1 inch) of uplift. In the first image, rings of color indicate an uplifted area (approximately 35 km by 40 km or 22 x 25 miles) centered on the northern caldera rim. The uplift is in a different location from previously observed deformation episodes at Yellowstone (Wicks, et al., 1998). In the second image, from the fall of 2001, we see a smaller area (approximately 30 km by 20 km) with rings of color indicating that the uplift event is continuing.


volcanoes.usgs.gov...




posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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guess she's loading up again...

www.quake.utah.edu...



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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The lastest from Jake


YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:57 AM MDT (Tuesday, April 1, 2014 17:57 UTC)


YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010)
44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Seismicity
During March 2014, the University of Utah reports 277 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. More events will be added as the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, processes the remaining March events. The largest event was a light earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on March 30, at 06:34 AM MDT, located four miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The M4.7 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park, in the towns of Gardiner and West Yellowstone, Montana and throughout the region. This is the largest earthquake at Yellowstone since the early 1980s. Initial source analysis of the M4.7 earthquake suggests a tectonic origin (mostly strike-slip motion).

March 2014 seismicity was dominated by two earthquake clusters in the Norris Geyser Basin region and are described below.

1) A north-south trending series of earthquakes, over seven miles in length, began in September, 2013 and persisted throughout March with 130 events. The largest earthquake (magnitude 3.5) occurred on March 26, at 05:59 PM MDT, located 13 miles south-southwest of Mammoth, WY.

2) The earthquake series containing the March 30 magnitude 4.7 event began on March 27 and continues into April. At the end of March the series consisted of 70 located earthquakes, including the largest earthquake of the month, four magnitude 3 earthquakes, and numerous magnitude 2 and smaller earthquakes.

Earthquake sequences like these are common and account for roughly 50% of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region.

Yellowstone earthquake activity in March is elevated compared with typical background levels.

Ground deformation
The ground deformation occurring in north-central Yellowstone continues. Since August 1, 2013, the NRWY GPS station has moved about 1.5 cm east, 2 cm north, and 5.5 cm up.

Further south, the caldera subsidence, which began in 2010, has ceased. Since the beginning of 2014, the caldera has been slowly rising at a rate of about 2 cm/yr. All the deformation currently occurring in Yellowstone remains well within historical norms.

The Yellowstone GPS network recorded no deformation associated with the March 30, 2014 M4.7 earthquake. Earthquakes of this size and depth do not typically produce ground displacements large enough to detect with GPS.

Other
The GPS field crew at Yellowstone has traveled around the Park over the past week and has not observed any effects from the earthquake. If any subtle changes have occurred, they are most likely to be found after the snow melts.

YVO's real time temperature data in Norris Geyser Basin indicate no significant changes to the thermal features that are monitored.(volcanoes.usgs.gov...)

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) provides long-term monitoring of volcanic and earthquake activity in the Yellowstone National Park region. Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features in the world and the first National Park. YVO is one of the five USGS Volcano Observatories that monitor volcanoes within the United States for science and public safety.

YVO Member agencies: USGS, Yellowstone National Park, University of Utah, University of Wyoming, UNAVCO, Inc., Wyoming State Geological Survey, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Idaho Geological Survey

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jacob Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge
jlwnstrn@usgs.gov


Source

Yes, I'm glued!



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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The new monthly update for Yellowstone has been posted; find it here.

Some highlights:

During March 2014, the University of Utah reports 277 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. More events will be added as the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, processes the remaining March events.


Initial source analysis of the M4.7 earthquake suggests a tectonic origin (mostly strike-slip motion).


Yellowstone earthquake activity in March is elevated compared with typical background levels.


The ground deformation occurring in north-central Yellowstone continues. Since August 1, 2013, the NRWY GPS station has moved about 1.5 cm east, 2 cm north, and 5.5 cm up.

Further south, the caldera subsidence, which began in 2010, has ceased. Since the beginning of 2014, the caldera has been slowly rising at a rate of about 2 cm/yr. All the deformation currently occurring in Yellowstone remains well within historical norms.

Read the full update at the link.

They still have the alert code at Green, so no worries.... yet.
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Sorry Anmarie, I didn't see you had already posted this info. I'm a dolt today.
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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It seems if it was tectonic, along with no sign of uplift associated with the quake it should be fine. The only part in that whole report that bothers me is that this area is having above average activity. It's happened before so for now I'll assume it is no worse than any preceding swarms (unless someone says otherwise). Applaud to them for getting the report out so quickly.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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Dianec, there is uplift - major straight up - uplift. Look at the last page back - Olivine posted the graph showing the uplift... Jake and crew must be very busy and have a little nervous excitement going on...
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 10:02 PM
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It doesn't match what they are saying - with the quake not resulting in any additional uplift - it's clear to see from that graph it did make a difference.

Here is what might be a dumb question - with the earth warming wouldn't the mantle absorb that heat? If the earth is warming faster than the heat can be dissipated or faster than the earth can cool (balance out) how would this affect the magma - if at all?



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 01:38 AM
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ever considert that the heat of global warming is generated in the earth's core? :-)



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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Ran across something this morning - wondered if any of you Yellowstone ATS watchers could comment?

Is it an omen of an imminent eruption: are animals fleeing Yellowstone Park?

Excerpts from above:


March 2014 – WYOMING - A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano.




Haven't been able to confirm whether video is recent - it was posted in March 2014.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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I saw this too,so did some checking. All of the videos were taken pre-quake. Haven't been able to find any on strange animal behavior post-quake, so hopefully there will be no more to come.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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Regarding heat within the earth, below a certian depth the capacity for energy to exist as heat is not there due to the increase of density with depth:



Heat, by definition, is the kinetic energy of atomic or molecular translation, and/or rotation, and/or vibration. ... If, in high pressure states, the movement of atoms and molecules is limited, the heat energy content will be low and heat transport slower. Thus temperature and heating capacity are low and the internal energy is in the form of electronic-chemical energy, i.e., free electron movement and/or compression of electron shells within the atoms of the solid.It is only when the electro-chemically stored energy is transformed into kinetic energy of atoms (via vibration, and/or rotation, and/or translation) that the heat content increases. ... Conditions inside Earth where its internal energy can exist and be released as kinetic energy of its atoms, are only possible at, or very near to its surface, i.e. at lower pressures.


EXCESS MASS STRESS TECTONICS (EMST) : AN OUTLINE OF THE HYPOTHES

Simply put, there is not enough room for the atoms to vibrate at the frequencies at which heat is generated, so it is electrochemical and electromagnetic forces, which are several orders of magnitude higher, that dominate

Furthermore, what you're thinking of as heat reactions are actually a byproduct of electromagnectic phenomena:


The combined logical implications of the observations presented in Tables 1, 2, and 3 lead us naturally and simply to the only physically congruous proposition left to us: that high temperatures and associated igneous melting must surely only be possible in small isolated areas within the upper-most outer ‘‘shell’’ of Earth, i.e., very close to its surface. Such igneous and accompanying metamorphic and hydrothermal processes, as well as asymmetric heat flow patterns, are attributed to highly concentrated electromagnetic phenomena. The localised heating of near-surface rocks is associated with electron accumulation at high local densities, temporary electron storage, and eventual accumulated voltage discharge, once the electromotive-force pressure induced by the mutual repulsion between confined electrons overcomes the localised electrical impedance to free electron flow. Associated with this process is intense radiation emission in the infrared bands (~10^12 to ~10^14 Hz).


An Integrated Alternative Conceptual Framework to Heat Engine Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Elastic Rebound

Mass forms where mass is:


Arp has shown that planetary masses (and some other astronomical bodies) are also quantized, they tend to be related with the same type of formula as the quasar redshifts.. Their masses are equal to a base mass times 1.23 to an integral power. The most obvious explanation of this phenomenon is that mass would be created in episodes, where mass already is; and it would be created in proportion to the existing mass. The simplest explanation of Arp’s planetary mass hypothesis is the same as that required to explain the Earth expansion rates advocated by Carey, Scalera and others.


From the Astronomical Quantization and Earth Expansion segment of the Book of Extended Abstracts

And there is direct evidence of the Excess Mass that corresponds to the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes in the form of positive gravity anomalies:




The Solid, Quantified, Radiating and Growing Earth

all emphases are mine.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 03:17 PM
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I had no idea that heat wouldn't be an issue at the core. It will take some time to read all of those links and figure out how the upper 5 km and the lower are impacted by geomagnetic storms, melting ice, and of course - surface temperature. It appears geo storms act on the core and the other two act on the upper crust only.

It would be nice to know what the perfect storm would be - what outside influences would set a series of quakes into motion or charge the magma to the the extent it would set a volcano off. What about any of these things are different during our quiet periods (quake wise). It seems as if that answer is hidden somewhere in the data, waiting to be discovered.


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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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And this is the junk I have to see plastered all over my FB page. I should really drop my account....

www.politicalears.com...

Animals fleeing YS! Eruption Imminent! Oh please....

ETA- I see Open to truth posted before me. Sorry about that. I was disgusted at the fear mongering in my link.
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posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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I hope this hasn't been posted yet. Yellowstone National Park posted a youtube video titled, Rumor Control on March 31st, 2014.

The park spokesman's final words in the video, "We have seen no signs to suggest the Yellowstone volcano is about to erupt."


Also, another update on yesterday posted on the YVO main page.

Here is a new image showing the cumulative earthquake counts over the past 20 years centered near Norris Basin.


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posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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Thanks for posting that video, Oli. Was hoping people would find it on their own, but sometimes you just have to forcefeed it to em.

As to the quakes, that is true, but it does not address the issue of the multiple swarms at once that Bob Smith commented on. That little caveat of the seismicity is not widely known, unless of course, you follow our posts here.
And to be honest, the YVO has seemed to avoid that topic directly in their wording. It's about the only thing I hold against them.



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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I just hope the YVO assessment that this is "business as usual" at the volcano, isn't too conservative. I mean, it will probably only be with hindsight that they will be able to say, "yeah, that was precursor activity".

However, Jake and his colleagues know this volcano better than anyone else--so until there is another ramp-up in indicators: significant temperature rise, increased SO2 and/or CO2 gas emissions, larger mag quakes, etc--I'll continue to just keep an eyebrow raised.



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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The thing about the uplift and the accompanying earthquakes is that it's kind of like a balloon being inflated. You can look at the balloon expanding and say "yep, it's getting bigger alright." But there's no way at all to know what it will take to make the balloon actually BURST. Maybe it will take 10,000 years and hundreds of feet of additional uplift for it to burst. We just don't know.

That's why the only warning that would really cause me to go into panic mode is harmonic tremor. I was worried we were seeing some of that back during the New Years' swarm several years ago, but that was apparently just heavy wind in a blizzard playing havoc with the seismometers.

Uplift and earthquake swarms cause my ears to perk up a bit, but without knowing how much of that the caldera can take before letting loose, it is very much incomplete info. So I'm not going to get too worried over uplift and swarms. It's just the caldera being the caldera.
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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Norris area lighting up again now with a few quakes:

www.quake.utah.edu...

below 4's, so there's nothing to worry bout. Right?



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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hmm moore to YMR...

www.quake.utah.edu...



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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I think that the people who are freaking out in a major way need to calm the hell down. Here .
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