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Scientists closely monitoring Yellowstone. 200 degree ground temperatures reported.
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Posted on 01/01/2004 8:33:27 PM PST by Happy2BMe

Scientists Closely
Monitoring Yellowstone

ProLiberty.com
12-23-3
 
Recent eruptions, 200 degree ground temperatures, bulging magma and 84 degree water temperatures prompt heightened srutiny of park's geothermal activity...
 
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park happens to be on top of one of the largest "super volcanoes" in the world. Geologists claim the Yellowstone Park area has been on a regular eruption cycle of 600,000 years. The last eruption was 640,000 years ago making the next one long overdue. This next eruption could be 2,500 times the size of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Volcanologists have been tracking the movement of magma under the park and have calculated that, in parts of Yellowstone, the ground has risen over seventy centimeters this century.
 
In July, 2003, Yellowstone Park rangers closed the entire Norris Geyser Basin because of deformation of the land and excessive high ground temperatures. There is an area that is 28 miles long by 7 miles wide that has bulged upward over five inches since 1996, and this year the ground temperature on that bulge has reached over 200 degrees (measured one inch below ground level).
 
There was no choice but to close off the entire area. Everything in this area is dying: The trees, flowers, grass and shrubs. A dead zone is developing and spreading outward. The animals are literally migrating out of the park.
 
Then during the last part of July one of the Park geologists discovered a huge bulge at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. The bulge has already risen over 100 feet from the bottom of the lake and the water temperature at the surface of the bulge has reached 88 degrees and is still rising.
 
Keep in mind that Yellowstone Lake is a high mountain lake with very cold water temperatures. The Lake is now closed to the public. It is filled with dead fish floating everywhere. The same is true of the Yellowstone river and most of the other streams in the Park. Dead and dying fish are filling the water everywhere.
 
Many of the picnic areas in the Park have been closed and people visiting the Park usually stay but a few hours before leaving since the stench of sulfur is so strong they literally can't stand the smell.
 
The irony of all this is the silence by the news media and our government. Very little information is available from Yellowstone personnel or publications. What mainstream newsstories do appear underscore the likelihood of a massive volcanic eruption. Though geologists publicly admit Yellowstone is "overdue," they have been quoted as stating another massive magma release may not occur for 100,000 or 2 million years. Others close to the story are convinced that a massive eruption is imminent. A source that has demonstrated first-hand knowledge of the park's history and recent geothermal events stated the following: "The American people are not being told that the explosion of this 'super volcano' could happen at any moment. When Yellowstone does blow, some geologists predict that every living thing within six hundred miles is likely to die. The movement of magma has been detected just three-tenths of a mile below the bulging surface of the ground in Yellowstone raising concerns that this super volcano may erupt soon."
 
 
This report was taken from a series of articles, emails and official information
http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20031219.htm


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KEYWORDS: caldera; dantespeak; environment; geothermal; he4; helium4; jellystone; lava; magma; supervolcano; volcano; volcanoes; yellowstone
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This explains why the trout aren't biting this year at Yellowstone.

1 posted on 01/01/2004 8:33:27 PM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe
From what I've read about this "supercaldera" already, if it blows, cancel Christmas.
2 posted on 01/01/2004 8:36:15 PM PST by Johnny_Cipher (Dimension Zero)
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To: Happy2BMe
When Yellowstone does blow, some geologists predict that every living thing within six hundred miles is likely to die.

Oh, please! What a crock of used food. This guy never heard of the inverse-square law.

-ccm

3 posted on 01/01/2004 8:36:36 PM PST by ccmay
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To: Happy2BMe
How 'bout we move the detention camp from Gitmo to Yellowstone?
4 posted on 01/01/2004 8:36:40 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Happy2BMe
She's gonna BLOW!!
5 posted on 01/01/2004 8:37:24 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: Happy2BMe
God forbid this thing is on its way to a super eruption. China may just get its wish to become the dominant superpower.
6 posted on 01/01/2004 8:39:34 PM PST by Rebelbase (If I stay on topic for more than 2 posts something is wrong. Alert the authorities.)
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To: Happy2BMe
may erupt soon

Soon being such a generic term, is that tomorrow, or sometime in the next 200,000 years? What a load of BS. Even used the word "imminent"...
7 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:00 PM PST by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: ccmay
I'll bite...what is the inverse-square law? Be nice, I'm just a housewife.
8 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:01 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: ccmay
Not the blast or the heat, but covering the countryside with volcanic ash. I could believe it has that much in it.
9 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Happy2BMe
Well, I assume this means we're all doomed. Damn.
10 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: Happy2BMe
I'm sure the PC Patrol is already busy crafting the Yellowstone Post-Volcano Snowmobile Law.
11 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:37 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: ccmay
How about enlighting us with your wisdom?
12 posted on 01/01/2004 8:40:39 PM PST by Rebelbase (If I stay on topic for more than 2 posts something is wrong. Alert the authorities.)
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To: Happy2BMe
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/ Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
13 posted on 01/01/2004 8:41:46 PM PST by chance33_98 (I'm a little tagline short and stout, chance is my handle and the above is my spout)
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To: cspackler
"What a load of BS."

All I wanted was a good day of fishing at the park.

14 posted on 01/01/2004 8:42:06 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Quick! Somebody get Joe up to Yellowstone to talk the volcano out of blowing its top!
15 posted on 01/01/2004 8:42:54 PM PST by nhoward14 (Don't *MISS* out on *ROOTING* for *THE* Cowboys! Go *QUINCY*)
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To: Happy2BMe

Oh, the Hugh Manatee!

16 posted on 01/01/2004 8:43:09 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: Rebelbase
God forbid this thing is on its way to a super eruption. China may just get its wish to become the dominant superpower.

And the islamofascist would see it as a sign from allah...

18 posted on 01/01/2004 8:43:43 PM PST by null and void (#131203-01)
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To: Happy2BMe

What would be the effect of an eruption?

Immediately before the eruption, there would be large earthquakes in the Yellowstone region. The ground would swell further with most of Yellowstone being uplifted. One earthquake would finally break the layer of rock that holds the magma in - and all the pressure the Earth can build up in 640,000 years would be unleashed in a cataclysmic event.

Magma would be flung 50 kilometres into the atmosphere. Within a thousand kilometres virtually all life would be killed by falling ash, lava flows and the sheer explosive force of the eruption. Volcanic ash would coat places as far away as Iowa and the Gulf of Mexico. One thousand cubic kilometres of lava would pour out of the volcano, enough to coat the whole of the USA with a layer 5 inches thick. The explosion would have a force 2,500 times that of Mount St. Helens. It would be the loudest noise heard by man for 75,000 years, the time of the last super volcano eruption. Within minutes of the eruption tens of thousands would be dead.

The long-term effects would be even more devastating. The thousands of cubic kilometres of ash that would shoot into the atmosphere could block out light from the sun, making global temperatures plummet. This is called a nuclear winter. As during the Sumatra eruption a large percentage of the world's plant life would be killed by the ash and drop in temperature. Also, virtually the entire of the grain harvest of the Great Plains would disappear in hours, as it would be coated in ash. Similar effects around the world would cause massive food shortages. If the temperatures plummet by the 21 degrees they did after the Sumatra eruption the Yellowstone super volcano eruption could truly be an extinction level event.

19 posted on 01/01/2004 8:43:45 PM PST by Kevin Curry ("When I was growing, we didn't even treat the servants like servants." Andree Dean, Howie's mom)
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To: Happy2BMe
How's our moon base coming along?
20 posted on 01/01/2004 8:44:02 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: dc-zoo
She's gonna BLOW!!

Only if George Bush is re-elected. This would never happen if Dean becomes President. In any case, we need the Congress to pass an emergency measure outlawing Yellowstone blowing itself up even though we know that it will be vetoed by Bush.

21 posted on 01/01/2004 8:44:20 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Happy2BMe
Another senseless Bush FU!

22 posted on 01/01/2004 8:44:20 PM PST by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Okay, guys...which ranger drew the short straw to pour in the jar of Metamucil?
23 posted on 01/01/2004 8:44:24 PM PST by RichInOC (...somebody had to ask...why not me?)
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To: Happy2BMe
Nuther massive magma release may not occur for,,,glub,,glub,,,glub,,,glub
24 posted on 01/01/2004 8:44:33 PM PST by Waco
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To: Happy2BMe
This is all Bush's fault!
25 posted on 01/01/2004 8:45:00 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: Happy2BMe
All I wanted was a good day of fishing at the park.

Dude! It doesn't get better! They come prepoached!

26 posted on 01/01/2004 8:45:19 PM PST by null and void (#131203-01)
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To: Ann Archy
The inverse-square law states that something twice as far away from an energy source receives only one-quarter the amount of energy. So, an object that is ten feet away from a light bulb gets four times as much light as something that is twenty feet away.
27 posted on 01/01/2004 8:45:20 PM PST by Elliott Jackalope (We send our kids to Iraq to fight for them, and they send our jobs to India. Now THAT'S gratitude!)
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To: Happy2BMe
bulging magma

thought provoking.

28 posted on 01/01/2004 8:45:24 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: farmfriend
A Kiss the Ground We Live in California Bump
29 posted on 01/01/2004 8:46:26 PM PST by bd476 (Happy New Year!)
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To: Ann Archy
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/forces/isq.html
30 posted on 01/01/2004 8:47:19 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: Happy2BMe
Some truth, but mostly normal. I'm far enough away to say COOL if it uncorks! See the Snopes site:

http://www.snopes.com/science/volcano.asp
31 posted on 01/01/2004 8:47:29 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer
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To: Happy2BMe
All of the crazy crap that has happened around the world in my lifetime... I wouldn't be surprised if aliens landed on the White House lawn.
32 posted on 01/01/2004 8:47:44 PM PST by Porterville (Every time a liberal speaks an angel is shackled in chains.)
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To: Ann Archy
I'll bite...what is the inverse-square law? Be nice, I'm just a housewife.

It means that the energy of the blast (like radiation, heat, light, lots of things adhere to this law) diminishes by the square of the distance you are from it.

In other words, at two miles away the energy is 1/4 of that at one mile. At 10 miles, it's 1/100th etc. So by the time you get 600 miles away, the energy is much less than at ground zero. It'd have to be pretty damn impressive to kill something 600 miles away.

33 posted on 01/01/2004 8:47:51 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: Kevin Curry
Or it could be a much smaller blast with a continuous weeping of magma, with little or no effect.
34 posted on 01/01/2004 8:49:32 PM PST by Porterville (Every time a liberal speaks an angel is shackled in chains.)
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To: Kevin Curry
This story misses the good news - the eruption would cancel out "global warming'.
35 posted on 01/01/2004 8:49:35 PM PST by PAR35
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To: ccmay
I suspect you've never heard of a supervolcano such as Yellerstone.
36 posted on 01/01/2004 8:49:40 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: Happy2BMe
This article is VERY much overhyped and seems written by a kook.
37 posted on 01/01/2004 8:50:14 PM PST by John H K
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To: Porterville
They did. In January 93.. Stayed until January 01.
38 posted on 01/01/2004 8:50:20 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: Hank Rearden
Not the blast, but the FALLOUT! 5 inches of volcanic junk dumped on our head in a few hours would suffocate just about everything.
39 posted on 01/01/2004 8:50:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: blam; CholeraJoe
Yellowstone ping.
40 posted on 01/01/2004 8:50:31 PM PST by Lucy Lake
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To: Happy2BMe
Maybe foreign service is a better option now....
41 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:15 PM PST by Triple Word Score
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To: Porterville
Is there some way the pressure could be let off more gradually, such as digging into the magma?
42 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Happy2BMe
This - "Then during the last part of July one of the Park geologists discovered a huge bulge at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. The bulge has already risen over 100 feet from the bottom of the lake and the water temperature at the surface of the bulge has reached 88 degrees and is still rising."

doesn't jive with what it says at Frequently asked questions about recent findings at Yellowstone Lake

"Has the "inflated plain" been growing? At present, there is no evidence of recent growth of any features beneath the lake, and there is no indication that residents or visitors are in any danger. Temperature measurements from hydrothermal vents taken this year indicate no change in temperatures compared to those taken last year. The feature may have been there for decades or much longer. "

43 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:32 PM PST by CoolGuyVic
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To: Porterville
They did....in January of 1993.
44 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:40 PM PST by sweetliberty (Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: Rockitz
I was just down in Florida planting Mangrove trees. My part in helping out Jimmy Carter and his "Habitats for Huge Manatees"
45 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:47 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer
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To: dc-zoo
She's gonna BLOW!!

Wait 'till Drudge hears about this. It will make Mt. St. Helen look like a Lewinski.

46 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:54 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Porterville
Another site relates that there have been more than a dozen smaller eruptions in the past 600,000 years--smaller, but still very powerful.
47 posted on 01/01/2004 8:51:58 PM PST by Kevin Curry ("When I was growing, we didn't even treat the servants like servants." Andree Dean, Howie's mom)
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To: chance33_98
"In July, 2003, Yellowstone Park rangers closed the entire Norris Geyser Basin because of deformation of the land and excessive high ground temperatures. There is an area that is 28 miles long by 7 miles wide that has bulged upward over five inches since 1996, and this year the ground temperature on that bulge has reached over 200 degrees (measured one inch below ground level)."

Holy LAVA FLOWS BATMAN!

If you check the Park Service's map - Lo and Behold - the Norris Geyser basin is COMPLETELY removed from any photos or info - it has in fact been closed!

Wil she blow "easterly" or "westerly?"

Sure gonna have an impcat on California strawberries.

Yellowstone map site

"During the month of November 2003, 56 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone region. The largest shock to occur during this report period was a magnitude 2.2 earthquake on November 20th at 14:26 UTC, located about 8.3 miles south southwest of Madison Junction, Wyoming.

Earthquake activity in the Yellowstone region is at background levels."

48 posted on 01/01/2004 8:52:12 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: null and void
"And the islamofascist would see it as a sign from allah..."

Can you say

BAM!


49 posted on 01/01/2004 8:53:18 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
I spent quite a bit of time arguing with similar kooks and nitwits to the writer of the article about the Long Valley Caldera on USENET in the late 1990s....they were convinced the "government was covering up" the fact that Long Valley was about to explode, etc. etc.

It obviously hasn't. And seismicity and ground deformation at Long Valley has really slacked off.
50 posted on 01/01/2004 8:53:37 PM PST by John H K
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