Is Yellowstone going to blow?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Crunchy Cat, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Burada Registered Senior Member

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    And I guess the survivors can look forward to starting all over again. Back to the stone age and lot's of competition for those who want to survive. Something to look forward to, isn't it? Better start stocking up on those pork an beans now while you still have the chance.
     
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  3. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    You don't think the muslims and the vegans will make it?
     
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  5. Burada Registered Senior Member

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  7. john smith Tongue in cheek Registered Senior Member

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    Supposedly the super volcano is 1000 years overdue anyway.....
     
  8. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Nonsense! Where do you dig up garbage pronouncements like that? Cite me a single valid piece of research that declares it is one thousand years overdue. Find me an technical writing anywhere that claims the eruption history of a supervolcano can currently be predicted to within ten thousand years!
    Or better yet get some facts before you post feces.
     
  9. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Bump.....
    Still waiting John......
     
  10. P. BOOM! Registered Senior Member

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    It's quieted down anyway.

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  11. Burada Registered Senior Member

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    How quiet is it?
     
  12. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION RELEASE
    Friday, January 9, 2009 19:44 MST (Saturday, January 10, 2009 02:44 UTC)


    YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (CAVW#1205-01-)
    44.43°N 110.67°W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
    Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
    Aviation Color Code: GREEN

    Small Earthquake Swarm on 9 January 2009 near northeast corner of Yellowstone Caldera

    A currently modest swarm of earthquakes began in the northeast corner of the Yellowstone Caldera, about 10 miles (16 km) NNE of the north end of the Yellowstone Lake swarm that was active in late December and early January. As of 1930 MST, 10 earthquakes had been located by the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, the largest with M= 3.3 and two other events with M >2.0. Located depths are between 2 and 4 km.

    Yellowstone Volcano Observatory staff and collaborators are analyzing the data from this and from the earlier Yellowstone Lake swarm and are checking for any changes to the thermal areas located near the epicenters. We will provide further information as it becomes available.


    Source: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/
     
  13. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    "No boom?"
    "No boom."
    "No boom today. Boom tomorrow, there's always a boom tomorrow"
    -Ivanova, Garibaldi & Sheridan. Babylon 5.
     
  14. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    No booms since the 14th of January.
     
  15. P. BOOM! Registered Senior Member

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    Heh. That is my mantra!
     
  16. doodah Registered Senior Member

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    Earlier earthquake swarm was in the area of the hydrothermal bulge in the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. With several craters in the Fishing Bridge area, I was half expecting a large phreatic explosion. Would have thrown a few rocks about, made a lot of noise and probably resulted in some serious wave damage around the lake.
    Alas no such luck!

    These sorts of earthquake swarms are not unusual for Yellowstone, and so far have proved to be nothing of concern.
     

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