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Hundreds of Quakes Are Rattling Yellowstone
New York Times ^ | 1/31/10 | kirk johnson

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 park’s strange and volatile geology on alert.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: earthquake; earthquakes; eq; haiti; moralabsolutes; nationalparks; obama; quakes; usgs; yellowstone
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1 posted on 02/02/2010 10:20:41 PM PST by socialismislost
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2 posted on 02/02/2010 10:23:40 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Interesting video here:

http://www.earthmountainview.com/yellowstone/yellowstone.htm


3 posted on 02/02/2010 10:24:12 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: socialismislost

Very few people know that a mass eruption of Yellowstone
could destroy much of the USA.


4 posted on 02/02/2010 10:26:58 PM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Kartographer

scary map. I have an interest in this area as I have family that could be affected.


5 posted on 02/02/2010 10:28:01 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: AlexW

yes, these eruptions are happening with more frequency


6 posted on 02/02/2010 10:28:49 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: socialismislost

7 posted on 02/02/2010 10:29:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer

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.

Enough already!!!


8 posted on 02/02/2010 10:30:31 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Kartographer
I thought that the lower part of the map said United states of Mexico,well its close....

Oh cr*p I live in the SoCal so this is definitely going to affect me if such a thing happens

:(

9 posted on 02/02/2010 10:31:28 PM PST by lmarie373 (*These little guys might look cute and cuddly, but trust us: they will kill you.-on emanuel brothers)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for your imformative post. Lots of good history and information there.


10 posted on 02/02/2010 10:32:24 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: socialismislost

It’s Bush’s fault.

Or it was caused by global warming.


11 posted on 02/02/2010 10:36:13 PM PST by Tymesup
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To: socialismislost

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.


12 posted on 02/02/2010 10:36:25 PM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: socialismislost

Is there any way to make money on volcanic ash?


13 posted on 02/02/2010 10:36:44 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

lol..maybe digging the gold grillz out of the ash


14 posted on 02/02/2010 10:40:51 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: socialismislost
Possible, to be sure, but like the odds of getting hit by a meteor (one kid in Germany actually DID get hit a glancing blow by a meteor), the odds of the Yellowstone volcano destroying America are exceedingly small.

You are far, far, FAR more likely to be killed by this:


15 posted on 02/02/2010 10:49:21 PM PST by john in springfield
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To: john in springfield

At least in OUR lifetime, I should say.


16 posted on 02/02/2010 10:50:07 PM PST by john in springfield
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To: Dallas59

Is there any way to make money on volcanic ash?


Yeah, about 500 years later there is some terrific farming to cash in on.


17 posted on 02/02/2010 10:53:01 PM PST by txhurl (off)
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To: john in springfield

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.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 11:00:16 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: AlexW

>>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.


19 posted on 02/02/2010 11:02:07 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: AlexW

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.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 11:06:41 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: AlexW
Very few people know that a mass eruption of Yellowstone could destroy much of the USA.

Only the ones who don't watch TV, don't have access to the internet, or never go to the movies.

21 posted on 02/02/2010 11:10:58 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Quix

I’m sure you are aware of this already, but just in case...here’s your ping. Earthquakes in various places...


22 posted on 02/02/2010 11:11:05 PM PST by JesusBmyGod (Baruch ha'ba B'Shem Yahweh)
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To: socialismislost
yes, these eruptions are happening with more frequency

Not really. They are being given notice by a wider audience.

How many earthquakes did they have in Haiti, since the first big one?

23 posted on 02/02/2010 11:12:50 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


24 posted on 02/02/2010 11:15:18 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: AlexW

And it would be very difficult to deliver aid, due to all the volcanic ash grounding planes.


25 posted on 02/02/2010 11:15:20 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: freedumb2003
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.

Yeah, it will be too bad for this one species.

BTW, 99% of all species that have been on this planet have gone extinct.

26 posted on 02/02/2010 11:15:24 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: socialismislost

How many times would you say lightning strikes the Earth?


27 posted on 02/02/2010 11:17:39 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: socialismislost

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.


28 posted on 02/02/2010 11:20:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

>>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.


29 posted on 02/02/2010 11:21:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


30 posted on 02/02/2010 11:26:02 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: Kartographer

What’s the significance of the colored regions, “beds”?


31 posted on 02/02/2010 11:29:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: socialismislost
This is something to be worried about. Period.

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.

32 posted on 02/02/2010 11:31:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: socialismislost

If you really want to get worried, read some of the recent threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2408976/posts

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.


33 posted on 02/02/2010 11:37:45 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

We are at the mercy of our Lord Jesus. Yellowstone is not to be joked about. He will decide when Yellowstone goes off.


34 posted on 02/02/2010 11:37:59 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: UCANSEE2

This post scares me more than anything Ive ever seen.


35 posted on 02/02/2010 11:42:40 PM PST by socialismislost
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To: Kartographer

Just amazing!


36 posted on 02/02/2010 11:48:43 PM PST by cliniclinical (space for rent)
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To: socialismislost
We are at the mercy of our Lord Jesus. Yellowstone is not to be joked about. He will decide when Yellowstone goes off.

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.

37 posted on 02/02/2010 11:51:43 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: socialismislost

Take a look at the bigger picture.

Here is a good way to see it.

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

Here is another, fantastic visual way IN 3D.

Download the free program. Unzip it and run it. Takes all of about a minute.

http://www.wolton.net/quake.html


38 posted on 02/02/2010 11:53:21 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: socialismislost
Well, I can look out my window and see the northern edge of YNP. Most of us here are very aware that there is a major volcano (caldera) in YNP, but we never really loose sleep over it. Personally, I just enjoy the natural hot springs in the area and the view out my windows.
A few years ago after that bad movie about YNP blowing up was on tv my mom called me all excited and worried that I was going to be vaporized. I told her to relax because if Yellowstone does blow, I'll have a front row seat and the rest of the country will be cannibalizing each other in a few months.
39 posted on 02/02/2010 11:56:54 PM PST by mtdrake
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To: Allegra

Speaking of control, this program is so cool, and has tons of controls.

http://www.wolton.net/quake.html


40 posted on 02/02/2010 11:57:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Allegra

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.


41 posted on 02/03/2010 12:03:19 AM PST by socialismislost
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To: UCANSEE2

Awesome! I’m downloading the Free Edition!


42 posted on 02/03/2010 12:04:18 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Kartographer

Now THAT’s what I call a carbon footprint!


43 posted on 02/03/2010 12:05:58 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: mtdrake

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.


44 posted on 02/03/2010 12:09:04 AM PST by socialismislost
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To: mtdrake

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.


45 posted on 02/03/2010 12:09:36 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

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.


46 posted on 02/03/2010 12:14:06 AM PST by mtdrake
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To: john in springfield

The doctor said giving up cigars, red meat and liquor would make me live longer. It would be sure to seem longer...

Mark Twain.


47 posted on 02/03/2010 12:15:31 AM PST by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: socialismislost

God bless you!

If you belong to Jesus Christ, by His saving grace and mercy, I will see you in the rapture, then!

Hallelujah!


48 posted on 02/03/2010 12:17:44 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: mtdrake
That was it - the Boiling River. Wonderful.

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.

49 posted on 02/03/2010 12:19:46 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: freedumb2003
we buttered our bread, now have to skate on the razor’s edge.

?? *blink* ?? Well, ummm... I guess that's better than a kick in the a$$ with a sharp stick...

:D

50 posted on 02/03/2010 12:22:16 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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