Skip to comments.Norris Junction Helicorder Activity
Posted on 12/02/2012 12:07:55 PM PST by Blogger
What is going on at Yellowstone? Looking at the helicorder for Norris Junction for the past couple of days they either have a severely malfunctiong seismograph machine or something big is affecting the area. Any thoughts from those who watch this area? Is this normal?
If this is normal activity, feel free to delete. It just looks really strange and wanted to get some Freeper feedback.
Looks like equipment malfunction to me.
It’s too steady and consistent to be real seismic activity.
Unless those underground Mayans are gettin’ ready to partay...
It's the BIG ONE baby.
Seriously, though. I was at the Steamboat Geyser on May 3, 2000 with my wife and three small children when the thing went up. It was the biggest eruption in almost a century and went on for several days. Unbelievably loud. And knowing what's right under the surface at Yellowstone somewhat scary as well...
My guess is that some scrappers stole the recording device and are heading across the country with it in the back of their old pickup.....
Stand back kid, that thing’s gonna blow!
what do they mean by LAST DAY?
Within the last 24 hours.
That was an M 6.4 earthquake in Vanuatu (in the South Pacific) on the South Dakota display.
It’s also possible it’s wind. They’ve been having a strong storm the last couple of days.
They found Sasquatch walking around up there.
Hey, I am planning on being at Chichen Itza at the solstice on 12/21/12 to watvh the end of the world from the front row.
I’ll be really POd if the Yellowston Caldera goes first.
Yes done that ,worth the effort!!!
As for the Cartoon character: Sorry haven't seen him on this side of the moon, who he?
From one of the most awesome Bugs Bunny cartoons made...Bugs (disguised as some famous orchestra conductor named Leopold) forces this guy to hold a high note until he (literally) brings the house down.
You need to ping the Geology Mod.
Have just watched it on You tube. Thank you, that was hilarious! That last rock had to hurt!
Freedumb...you may have made the greatest scientific discovery of the millennium. :) LOL.
LOL That was a good one.
I hear he rocks
He’s touring with the Stones.
Is the band name Amethyst? Or Obsidian?
They said a major eruption from this "super volcano" would cover Texas with 5' of ash.
After watching the Cayce program this morning, I found this site while looking for maps of his post apocalypse America.
It’s the caldera! It’s about to BLOW! We’re ALL DOOMED!!!!!
It’s been boiling like that for billions and billions of years. Grandpa said he was there when it was just one hot mud puddle.
Those darn webicorders always bite the dust in a big drift....lol
Lol, I’d forgotten about big snow falls!
2.3 in Maine right near the larger one in October.
Aftershock or a pre-quake?
Deeper than the first 4.0
Given the history of the area....I would not say it’s a aftershock.
Interesting! We’ll have to wait and see but my bet would be on more to come...
Honshu quake swarm...interesting to note the depth of these...
yeah...I would not attribute this main quake as a aftershock of the big one last year.
Looks like a seperate event.
The depth though is holding suggesting that this is a true subduction event that is ongoing.
My thinking too and that plate movement is picking up around the planet.
oh by the way u might be interested in this report that the USGS released yesterday quite interesting.
Seems last year’s Virginia quake was the most felt ever...cool stuff!
Take a look at the southeast from Texas to Carolina...
All small quakes but it’s kinda odd...
Yes, kinda makes one wonder if these are somehow connected. Many are occurring at similar depths. Perhaps we have some particular strata involved? Like bending a piece of thin plywood, the first cracking occurs in the layer least able to take the tension.
yah...I have gotten away from the ancient fault concept and now more or less believe active stress loading caused by contintental drift.
This is my crude mental picture...for the North American Plate.
Imagine a fulcrum under the plate midsection....now at the western reaches of the plate the Pacific is subducting under it. So what happens when that western portion becomes less brittle and is pretty stout to withstand increasing pressure?
What happens to the eastside of that Fulcrum?
So you point is pretty close to what I am thinking...lol
It's going to react in some fashion to the increasing stress. Likely showing itself in certain strata formations initially until an area (line of weakness) least able to resist the forces involved is established, IMO. ;)
I'll tell you something that I keep thinking about. That is the possibility that plates on occasion crash about quite rapidly, including traveling over any "fulcrum(s)" that might exist underneath. For one thing, It would better explain how a large plate could come to rest underneath another, still intact; and for another, how subduction begins in the first place.
I think our world is much more dynamic than we've ever dreamed and I think on occasion, time frames required for major geological events to occur are relatively short indeed! :)
I was watching a show on one of the history channels that showed a glacier that melted but right near the edge was almost entirely preserved moss and fauna. That was rapid change from almost 6 thousand years ago. I would assume that we have much learn about natural processes which would include plate tectonics.
Anyways the Farallon makes for an excellent fulcrum and like I said there is no reason that plate subduction and general collision stress would not transfer across the entire plate.
Also we have known for years that the eastern half of the North American plate is sinking...this sinking though slowed over the last few thousand years also undoubtedly would produce stress along a point or fracture zone.
Certainly we may indeed be seeing a rift develop right before our eyes.
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