Skip to comments.Hundreds of Quakes Are Rattling Yellowstone
Posted on 02/02/2010 10:20:41 PM PST by socialismislost
DENVER In the last two weeks, more than 100 mostly tiny earthquakes a day, on average, have rattled a remote area of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, putting scientists who monitor the parks strange and volatile geology on alert.
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Interesting video here:
Very few people know that a mass eruption of Yellowstone
could destroy much of the USA.
scary map. I have an interest in this area as I have family that could be affected.
yes, these eruptions are happening with more frequency
Wow. It looks like my central coast area will be spared, but I wonder about my friends to the east in California.
When I finally moved back into my repaired house after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake six months later, the very first morning I was jolted out of bed by the beginnings of a very unnerving earthquake swarm, which went on all morning. My house, btw, is a half mile from the epicenter.
Oh cr*p I live in the SoCal so this is definitely going to affect me if such a thing happens
Thanks for your imformative post. Lots of good history and information there.
It’s Bush’s fault.
Or it was caused by global warming.
Well, who knows what the minor quakes mean. They could be good at relieving tension along the faults.
It was only a few years ago that I was made aware that Yellowstone could destroy the USA, if Obozo does not do it first.
Is there any way to make money on volcanic ash?
lol..maybe digging the gold grillz out of the ash
You are far, far, FAR more likely to be killed by this:
At least in OUR lifetime, I should say.
Is there any way to make money on volcanic ash?
Yellowstone is well overdue for an eruption. I agree with you that my personal chances are small though. No one predicted the Indo earthquake either, which physically shifted the earth’s axis by a small degree. Its actually scary much more than any asteriod or comet hit. These small quakes are well known and could devastate this continent in a matter of hours. MUCH more that any nuclear weapons could do.
>>Very few people know that a mass eruption of Yellowstone
could destroy much of the USA.<<
I have posted this on another (apparently parallel) thread.
When the YS caldera goes, it is the end of human beings in the entire world. The sun will “go out” (by ash blockage) and inside of a year or 2, the few humans left alive will starve to death.
If these are 3.0 or less and a volcano unleashes a 8.0 you would need about 100,000 small quakes to relieve that tension or even more maybe 1 million. In short small quakes in no way can prevent the big one, only delay it a little bit.
Only the ones who don't watch TV, don't have access to the internet, or never go to the movies.
I’m sure you are aware of this already, but just in case...here’s your ping. Earthquakes in various places...
Not really. They are being given notice by a wider audience.
How many earthquakes did they have in Haiti, since the first big one?
Yes they are. I would direct you to Kart’s posts and information. Haiti has nothing to do with my post, although it does lay on a fault line.
And it would be very difficult to deliver aid, due to all the volcanic ash grounding planes.
Yeah, it will be too bad for this one species.
BTW, 99% of all species that have been on this planet have gone extinct.
How many times would you say lightning strikes the Earth?
How many earthquakes do you think YS has on a monthly average?
I am not trying to dispute there is a swarm of relatively minor Earthquakes going on in YS.
I am saying, try to get some perspective.
>>BTW, 99% of all species that have been on this planet have gone extinct.<<
Yep — we buttered our bread, now have to skate on the razor’s edge.
Scientifically, there is no more improbable thing than the very existence of Humanity. I have to toss that bone to the creationists — God made an incredibly complex set of circumstances to bring us into existence.
But all things must come to an end. When (not if) the YS caldera blows, we shall join our 99% animal brethren.
Swarms of earthquakes happen ever few years in Yellowstone. Its easy to find out the number with usgs.gov
The problem is the swarms are happening in a much greater frequency in Yellowstone. This has been reported in years past about the intensity of earthquake activity.
Haiti is a joke compared to what would happen here if Yellowstone went off, even in a minor way.
This is something to be worried about. Period.
What’s the significance of the colored regions, “beds”?
You are correct in the possible devastation it could cause.
But there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
We, like the rest of life on Earth, are at the mercy of the forces of nature.
If you really want to get worried, read some of the recent threads.
It could mean we are all doomed, it could mean nothing. Only time will tell, and all the worry in the world won’t change a thing.
We are at the mercy of our Lord Jesus. Yellowstone is not to be joked about. He will decide when Yellowstone goes off.
This post scares me more than anything Ive ever seen.
Yes, He will determine when.
But I have never seen the part in the Bible that forbids "gallows humor."
It's much healthier than worrying about things over which you have no control.
Take a look at the bigger picture.
Here is a good way to see it.
Here is another, fantastic visual way IN 3D.
Download the free program. Unzip it and run it. Takes all of about a minute.
Speaking of control, this program is so cool, and has tons of controls.
This news just has me waiting for the Rapture. I read about yellowstone before and the swarms. Im waiting now for Jesus to return to lay vengance upon liberals/marxists. etc
These swarms of earthquakes for many years are a pre-cursor to the vengance of Jesus tht He said He would lay uopn the unfaithful.
I am waiting to be raptured as I have been faithful and believing of Lord Jesus. I believe in Jesus whole heartedly.
Ive been a scumbag and charlatan my whole life. I now believe in Jesus and I deserve to be saved.
Awesome! I’m downloading the Free Edition!
Now THAT’s what I call a carbon footprint!
I now believe in Jesus and the bad deeds in my life are now erased. All I need to to is accept Jesus as my Savior and all is forgiven.
You’re mention of the hot springs reminded me — two and a half years ago, we brought our daughter and two friends up to YNP. We stayed in Gardiner in a cabin out by the river. Rode horses for several hours, and then went to a an area where the springs fed into the river. It really took the soreness out, sitting in that hot water.
That sounds like the bOiling River, which is just inside the Park. I am long over due for a soak there. My favorite is just across the valley from me, it is called Chico Hot Springs. The best time to go soaking is when it is 20 below.
The doctor said giving up cigars, red meat and liquor would make me live longer. It would be sure to seem longer...
God bless you!
If you belong to Jesus Christ, by His saving grace and mercy, I will see you in the rapture, then!
SIL and her family go to Chico. Haven't been there yet- hopefully his thing won't blow and we'll make it there someday.
That area you live in has some of the most beautiful scenery on earth -at least to me with my limited experience.
?? *blink* ?? Well, ummm... I guess that's better than a kick in the a$$ with a sharp stick...