Skip to comments.Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ĎAn Alertí?
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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.
Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that theres no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason.
Whether I believe this, or whether I dont believe the story or not, I dont know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street whether or not its because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I dont know, said blogger Jay Lee, who posted a story on his site tatoott1009.com.
But Ill tell you this, whatever the case may be, that their running away from Yellowstone is an alert of some sort.
It also could be from this video, where poachers are killing them, chasing them, abusing them, running them around, he said. Could be hundreds of things for them to be running. I wanted you to listen [to the videos] and make up your own mind on what to think.
A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and those quakes have been linked to the recent 5.1 magnitude quake (and aftershocks) that hit in the Los Angeles region.
Tom Lupshu, who describes himself as a noted Ohio survivalist and search-and-rescue expert, said on YouTube that nearly one quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park are missing, according to the annual winter count.
Biologists arent sure if theres been a stunning decline in the herd or if other factors have skewed the tally, he said. Current Helium releases at 1000 times above normal. Complete media blackout. Herds of bison running for their lives on the public roadways and they were not being chased or rounded up, the bison were running down the mountain slopes onto roadways running right past a filming crew. They detect something vast and deadly. The Yellowstone Supervolcano is the only thing there that would fit the bill.
Lupshu said in a later video that scientists say they cant predict when the Supervolcano will erupt.
But one thing is for sure. The more the Earthquakes in the region, the more are the chances of the volcano being activated from its dormant state. Last time an earthquake struck in 1980. But the force of nature has acted up once again.
The supervolcano refers to the huge magma chamber beneath the park, which is in Wyoming.
Time to move to your bunker?
A single video doesn’t mean anything. If all the buffalo leave then its cause for concern.
Well, maybe we don’t have to worry about Ebola after all ...
I’ll be concerned if Yogi and Booboo leave. Well longer than to see a movie.
I’m far enough away that, for me, it will be a good show.
Actually I would like to know that also.
Are the buffalo actually “leaving” the park, or were they just huffing down the road at that time?
I agree it is somewhat concerning if they are fleeing the park, but do we have any evidence of that?
“OK, Boo Boo, screw stealing’ pickenic’ baskets, steal Mr. Ranger’s jeep and get outta here!” B-)
Unusually harsh winter and increasing predation from wolves.
were they running east or west?
The buffalos are exiting. If the deer and the antelope are close behind something HUGE is about to happen.
“were they running east or west?”
Can a buffalo outrun a super-volcano?
Next thing you know bloggers will be quoting lines from the movie “2012” as proof that she’s gonna blow.
Buffalo are migratory animals and are usually on the move. Looking at that video w/o a perspective of direction they may be moving towards the caldera instead of away from it.
Videos like this prove nothing. If it blows it blows and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. At least it will make the lamestream media stop talking about owebamacaare and the missing jetliner.
FWIW - Park Service addresses rumors including animals leaving - http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/multimedia/videos/youtube_1c1490ee-b92f-11e3-9248-001a4bcf887a.html
“They detect something vast and deadly.”
Even bison are scared of Obamacare.
Like winter in July and skyrocketing food prices, oil shortages and millions of dead bodies?
Well that is (sort of) comforting.
So he’s saying the animals are leaving because of the winter. It is the worst part of the winter.
Maybe he’s got a point.
I think they are worried that a new budget fight could shut down the Park for good. Buffalo are almost as smart as most voters.
Bush’s fault. Bush and those damned SUVs.
Womyn and minorities will be hardest hit.
The last eruption at Yellowstone was 70,000 years ago and was mafic, basaltic without the explosive nature of the earlier super eruptions. The magma chamber is huge and when it expands, the earth moves. If something was moving on up, you’d expect a flurry of earthquakes in the hundreds per day. A 5.1 mag quake is certainly within the normal expectations for this hot spot. As for the LA quake, it has no relationship to Yellowstone and little relation to this horrible 8.2 quake in Chili other than they are both on plate margins. However, Chile is on a subduction zone and LA is related to a strike slip fault though the specific fault may well be another type. I don’t know.
correction.....”women, CHILDREN and minorities will be hardest hit’ LOL
The problem is that these Buffalo will have to run all the way the east coast to escape this thing if it blows.
Yeah, not unless you live on another planet. You’re not far enough...
You found the real Ranger Woodlore!!!
You found the real Ranger Woodlore!!!
Very well said. The earth is ALWAYS active seismically. I have been fascinated by EQs (and geology) since I was a (nerdy) teen. One thing that I had read recently is that gas monitoring stations in YS had detected (I think back in February) high levels of helium gas. This peaked my amateur curiosity in terms of increased seismic activity (the 4.8) but also the anecdotal occurrences (EQ “lights” are they gas generated in the period before a quake?) Again, I’m an amateur who reads about this.
Now Chile. Other than Japan’s usual swarms prior to the 9.2 (I think it was a 6.1 in the days that was originally considered “the” quake...and then noted as a foreshock) I cannot recall a “swarm” that (Chile has been having moderate quakes for weeks) that were truly foreshocks before a “big” one. Last I checked, there was a 6.2 aftershock a few hrs ago.
Only if they run to Cape Canaveral and board a muslime outreach vehicle.
Geology has been an interest of mine since I was a teen as well. I lived and later worked many years at a mine and it’s geology still fascinates me. I read texts and articles for fun.
I have to wonder how they will blame this on glo-bull warming. They will and probably somehow make it about race and sex discrimination as well.
We will not have to listen to it for long. Those who are not prepared and armed to keep what they have prepared won't make it past the first few months.
When that Calderon explodes it will have hundreds of millions times the explosive force than anything that anyone on this earth has ever seen.
I'm also wondering how Jesse Jackass will manage to blame it on white people.
If the deer and the antelope are close behind something HUGE is about to happen.
Are the skies cloudy all day?
If Yellowstone detonates in a major event, all east and southeast to the east coast will be choking and covered in ash etc...In time, the dust and ash would circle the planet...It would kill off most crops etc...
Survivors would be in for some very cold winters.
I think the opposite is true. Most voters are almost as smart as buffalo.
They ain’t playin’.
I would agree with you except most voters choose not to be tasty. I'm a poll watcher.
Whether I believe this, or whether I dont believe the story or not, I dont know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street whether or not its because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I dont know,
Buffaloes?!? Really!?!..Bwahahhahaha!! I agree with buzzard, it is the wolves. The wolves are killing off the elk, chasing buffalo. Wolves are the activity in Yellowstone. Here in Wyoming we believe in shoot, shovel, shut up.
Animals sense what real Global Warming is.
Experiencing an earthquake is on my bucket list. I’ve been through floods, hurricanes, forest fires, tornados, but havent crossed off earthquake yet. The closest thing was a plant explosion in Texas in the early 90s that shook the house and made the windows bow.
Nothing like the forces of nature to put you in your place and remind you how tiny you are.
Thar she blows!
I read the article familyop linked. The graphic shows a core of basaltic magma--the kind that you find in Hawaii and, as I understand it, flows rather than explodes as Mt. St. Helens. But that basaltic magma has what they call a granitic cap-- and I wonder if that's cause for concern.
Of course there are different kinds of granite--mafic and felsic (sp?), but I don't know if we have a scenario like Mt St Helens, where the lighter and stiffer granitic cap blew and spewed so much ash into the air. Could that happen at Yellowstone?
I need hip waders for this thread.
The BS is strong!
I’m sure it’s completely unrelated, but the caldera is also showing significantly higher emissions of helium.
Granted the whole thing may just be hysteria, and there are plenty of scientists who are saying there’s no sign of a pending eruption. However, just how many “supervolcanos” like this one are they monitoring, and how many have erupted so the scientists will know what the warning signs are?
Animals on the move
Recent uptick in seismic events over the entire caldera
Magma chamber recently determined to be significantly larger than thought
What could possibly go wrong?
No, a caldera this large would never erupt explosively. However, even if it’s just “Kilauea”-type eruptions, they would be on a far more massive scale. When this kind of thing erupts, it goes on for thousands of years, and spews all kinds of horrific crap into the atmosphere. A somewhat larger feature like this erupted in India around the extinction of the dinosaurs; the Deccan traps buried a major chunk of the Indian subcontinent under a mile of lava, likely contributing significantly to the damage the asteroid strike caused, and probably would have kicked off a new glaciation period all on its own.
Forgot to add: the Deccan Traps eruptions lasted for ~30,000 years. If the Yellowstone caldera stays active for even 10% of that length of time, it would still be a worldwide disaster.