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Yellowstone Wyoming Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 Hits Yellowstone National Park
Batangas Today ^ | May 9, 2011 | Jena Isle

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.

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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.

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TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: caldera; earthquake; earthquakes; wyoming; yellowstone; yellowstonecaldera
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1 posted on 05/09/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by george76
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Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West.

http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone.html

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 Caldera‘s ground rises at the rate as high as 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) annually.


2 posted on 05/09/2011 10:05:30 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Hang on baby...if that super quake blows, it’s lights out for the earth.


3 posted on 05/09/2011 10:07:09 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: george76

3.3 is bupkis...but if it is a precursor....we are DOOMED


4 posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:05 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: george76
"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."

Gee that is reassuring /not

High subsurface temps and a weakened bedrock - EQUAL BIG BANG!

5 posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:24 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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global warming?


6 posted on 05/09/2011 10:13:49 AM PDT by Rio
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To: george76

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.


7 posted on 05/09/2011 10:16:50 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: george76

2012 is fast approaching...


8 posted on 05/09/2011 10:24:35 AM PDT by stuartcr
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To: Rio
global warming?

No, but it is Bush's fault.

9 posted on 05/09/2011 10:28:23 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Free Vulcan

No worries,,, I have plenty of Duct Tape and Plastic.


10 posted on 05/09/2011 10:29:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: stuartcr
2012 is fast approaching...

My poor sister. Her birthday is Dec. 22nd.

11 posted on 05/09/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by houeto (Rev. 13. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:)
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To: george76

3.3 is nothing. I can fart that magnitude. :-)


12 posted on 05/09/2011 10:37:44 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: george76

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).


13 posted on 05/09/2011 10:37:48 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: stuartcr
You don't think Obama would blow the Supervolcano just to prevent leaving office do you?

/tinfoil

You know what happens after 2012? Same thing that happened after Dec 31 1999.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

14 posted on 05/09/2011 10:38:44 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: george76

wasnt there about a 3.3 in Japan before the 9.0?


15 posted on 05/09/2011 10:42:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: houeto

My son 12/30, My DIL 1-6.


16 posted on 05/09/2011 10:42:40 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: stuartcr

we’ll know if we see Woody Harrelson getting ready to broadcast from there

It’s a sign


17 posted on 05/09/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Mr. K

It was slightly over 6.0.


18 posted on 05/09/2011 10:44:43 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Dead Corpse

All I know is that if Morgan Freeman substitutes for Obama, you know we’re in deep doo doo.


19 posted on 05/09/2011 10:46:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero
3.3 is bupkis...but if it is a precursor....we are DOOMED

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.

20 posted on 05/09/2011 10:52:05 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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