Skip to comments.Yellowstone Wyoming Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 Hits Yellowstone National Park
Posted on 05/09/2011 10:03:14 AM PDT by george76
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3, one of many earthquakes that the park is assailed with every year. According to local news sites and the US Geological Survey (USGS) May 8, 2011.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which occurred in 1959, near the Hebgen Lake though, had killed 28 people. According to geologists however, the Yellowstone caldera itself is unlikely to experience large earthquakes because the weakened bedrock is less likely to burst due to high subsurface temperatures.
(Excerpt) Read more at batangastoday.com ...
Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West.
The supervolcano Yellowstone Caldera, considered as an active volcano, covers a 25 mile by 37 mile area of Wyoming. During its last big blast about 640,000 years ago, a large crater was formed in the area. After the big blast, the supervolcano averages 30 minor eruptions. The most recent eruption of the supervolcano was 70,000 years ago that produced the areas flat landscape.
Scientists noticed in 2004, that the Calderas ground rises at the rate as high as 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) annually.
Hang on baby...if that super quake blows, it’s lights out for the earth.
3.3 is bupkis...but if it is a precursor....we are DOOMED
Gee that is reassuring /not
High subsurface temps and a weakened bedrock - EQUAL BIG BANG!
In alot of places a 3.3 is called ‘settling’.
If the Yellowstone caldera blows it’s lights out for everyone except maybe about 10K people around the globe, if that.
2012 is fast approaching...
No, but it is Bush's fault.
No worries,,, I have plenty of Duct Tape and Plastic.
My poor sister. Her birthday is Dec. 22nd.
3.3 is nothing. I can fart that magnitude. :-)
We often have these type of earthquakes. I’m surprised it made the news. The 1959 quake was a different. All of my family & friends have a “this is where I was” story on that one. I’m glad I missed that one (not born yet).
You know what happens after 2012? Same thing that happened after Dec 31 1999.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
wasnt there about a 3.3 in Japan before the 9.0?
My son 12/30, My DIL 1-6.
we’ll know if we see Woody Harrelson getting ready to broadcast from there
It’s a sign
It was slightly over 6.0.
All I know is that if Morgan Freeman substitutes for Obama, you know we’re in deep doo doo.
There have been over a dozen quakes above 3.0 in California and Nevada in the last week. And that's not an atypical week.
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