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Yellowstone is experiencing a swarm of quakes . Their have been 23 quakes beginning on 12/2208 with a 0.5 mag quake at a depth of 6km, and the last being on 12/28/08 with a 2.5 mag quake at a depth of 0.08 km.

The quakes have ranged in magnitude from 0.5 up to 3.8 and ranged in depth growing more and more shallow , beginning with a maximum depth of 6km to a minimum depth of 0.1 km.

http://www.seis.utah.edu/recenteqs/Maps/110-44.html
 

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looks like they are centered on that lava dome on the lakes bottom.

have been another swarm near mt hood as well
 

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Yes it does , doesnt it. I dont know if its important or not , that the quakes became more shallow as they progressed, but it is worth watching. I for one have a real fear of that thing going off like a bomb some day soon.
 

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I believe that area has had a consistent,major eruption every 3-400,000 years, IIRC. As I understand, we're right in the time frame for another one. Of course, it could happen in 20 thousand years, and still be "on time".
But I agree, it is still "worth watching" ( though for "entertainment" value only, since there's nothing anyone can do about it!!:D:)
 

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it could be from the construction my friend drives a cement truck and he tells me the storys of the underground bases being built in that area

thats what i think plus he mentions the mini quakes all the time there are signs on the road warning of tremmers i wont see him for a couple of days but when i do i will ask him where they are building now
 

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It could be from the construction , but the quakes seem to be centered under the lava dome beneath the lake.
 

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That's not a lava dome. It's cobra commanders new base!

Getting shallower is good. You had a deep quake, and the layers on top are catching up. Now, if it were getting deeper and stronger, I'd buy a brimstone poncho.
 

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I believe that area has had a consistent,major eruption every 3-400,000 years, IIRC. As I understand, we're right in the time frame for another one. Of course, it could happen in 20 thousand years, and still be "on time".
The last three eruptions happened on average every 600,000 years from the previous one. It has now been 640, 000 since the last one. Scientists say that we are overdue and yes, if it happens, it would start with small quakes. There is also a major swell of the ground above the caldera that is attributed to eruptable magma build up.

Check out the thread I started a few days ago:

www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=37031
 

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There are a number of geological hazards spread around the globe, Yellowstone is just one of the ones we have in the USA. I am not worried about the small quakes or the slight growth in the dome. If Yellowstone goes off there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. If you are really concerned you might want to move, far away, say Europe. I believe they told us in geology 101, there was significant ash fall in the New York area from its last eruption, probably someone's Ph.D. project, ha. I happened to be in the park back in the 1970's when they had a 6.5-6.8 quake. That got everyone excited at the time. Fortunately we are dealing with an active area that operates on a geological time scale, not a human lifetime scale.
 

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If Yellowstone lava dome let's go, Arizona, NM, and certain parts of west TX would be the only places where significant numbers of people survive unscathed.

The explosion takes out most of the mountain states. The poison gas cloud kills everything to the south and east. The earthquakes and tidal wave triggered by the explosion takes out california and the pacific coast. All the dams in the Rockies toward the west coast would certainly give way.

Probably earthquakes along the New Madrid fault line in the central US too but that's just irrelevant overkill.

Anyone packing enough O2 in their survival gear to live for a week?
 

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There are very high levels of activity in several places in the US atm.

California has been rockin' for at least a couple of weeks. CA always has some activity, granted, but even the high-range Sierra-Nevadas and into the state of NV, and all the way up the range into the Cascades near Seattle and stretching up to the Canadian border.

If you follow the plate where San Andreas separates near Santa Rosa all the way through the sea up to the Aleutians, there is more activity than "normal" all-around.

The New Madrid is consistently releasing small quakes as well.

Here's the US Map:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/

Interesting stuff. Sure, there's nothing we can do about it, but it helps me to keep natural disasters in mind with prep efforts (water, water, water), these things can happen anytime. They can possibly prompt a slew of other, less natural actions in quick succession. ;)
 

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I think the ash fall would be a lot worse than those few states. The particulates injected into the stratosphere, would likely bring on either a "year without summer", or outright nuclear winter like conditions. Guess I would have to sweep my solar panels off twice a day, ha.

Hmmm, there is nothing worse than only being slightly killed. Bring on the megga-phreatomagmatic-eruption and do it right. I either want to be buried outright by 600 ft wall of ignimbrite, or want to walk away, none of this in between stuff.
 

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Yellowstone is experiencing a swarm of quakes . Their have been 23 quakes beginning on 12/2208 with a 0.5 mag quake at a depth of 6km, and the last being on 12/28/08 with a 2.5 mag quake at a depth of 0.08 km.

The quakes have ranged in magnitude from 0.5 up to 3.8 and ranged in depth growing more and more shallow , beginning with a maximum depth of 6km to a minimum depth of 0.1 km.

http://www.seis.utah.edu/recenteqs/Maps/110-44.html
Quote me on this ---- Not going to blow :)
 

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Waking Up - 34 Earthquakes in last 48 hours

December 29th, 2008


Scientists have revealed that Yellowstone Park has been on a regular eruption cycle of 600,000 years. The last eruption was 640,000 years ago…so the next is overdue. The 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.

The explosion would send ash, dust, and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, reflecting the sun’s rays and creating a cold wave lasting several years. Crops in many areas would fail and many species of animals and plants would face extinction.

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.



And here is the data from the last 48 hours:

Update time = Mon Dec 29 14:40:16 MST 2008
Here are the 30 most recent earthquakes and all M>3 earthquakes on this map...

MAG DATE LOCAL-TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km

1.9 2008/12/29 14:25:15 44.517N 110.340W 0.9 63 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.1 2008/12/29 14:18:36 44.523N 110.353W 1.0 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/29 13:38:04 44.510N 110.379W 1.0 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2008/12/29 12:37:07 44.502N 110.366W 1.8 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.9 2008/12/29 12:29:38 44.513N 110.381W 0.5 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/29 12:28:55 44.515N 110.381W 0.0 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.3 2008/12/29 12:14:49 44.521N 110.369W 1.8 60 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/28 22:30:04 44.507N 110.371W 0.8 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2008/12/28 22:23:36 44.516N 110.361W 6.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.9 2008/12/28 21:29:18 44.522N 110.385W 1.0 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.8 2008/12/28 21:25:53 44.514N 110.370W 0.1 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.6 2008/12/28 16:57:56 44.521N 110.371W 1.4 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.0 2008/12/28 16:08:25 44.491N 110.390W 1.7 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.1 2008/12/28 12:55:17 44.511N 110.353W 0.7 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.0 2008/12/28 12:32:15 44.511N 110.356W 2.7 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.8 2008/12/28 08:38:51 44.492N 110.364W 2.5 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.8 2008/12/28 08:37:40 44.514N 110.359W 0.0 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.2 2008/12/28 02:25:14 44.508N 110.364W 1.9 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.2 2008/12/28 02:23:57 44.511N 110.361W 0.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.9 2008/12/28 00:16:13 44.513N 110.374W 2.0 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/28 00:15:18 44.495N 110.359W 0.0 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/27 23:37:41 44.492N 110.356W 2.6 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.0 2008/12/27 23:37:20 44.497N 110.379W 2.1 60 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2008/12/27 22:23:54 44.490N 110.360W 1.9 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.9 2008/12/27 22:15:56 44.502N 110.366W 0.3 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.6 2008/12/27 17:08:50 44.493N 110.354W 0.4 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.3 2008/12/27 15:30:03 44.498N 110.358W 4.3 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.5 2008/12/27 15:28:53 44.500N 110.368W 2.1 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.8 2008/12/27 15:27:36 44.499N 110.367W 2.5 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.0 2008/12/27 14:28:06 44.500N 110.362W 3.5 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.2 2008/12/27 13:26:27 44.505N 110.364W 2.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.5 2008/12/27 13:17:33 44.488N 110.357W 4.1 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.0 2008/12/27 11:23:07 44.495N 110.364W 2.8 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
 

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For live shots of Old Faithful go here:

www.nps.gov/archive/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm

The image is live and it updates every 30 seconds.

It can be used as potential early confirmation. If you hear a loud boom and feel the ground shake, check the image from this camera. If it's normal, it was something else. If Yellowstone blows up, this cam will not be online anymore as pyroclastic clouds of hot gases, smoke and ashes will incinerate it in seconds...

It's not much but it's better than nothing.
 

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Quote me on this ---- Not going to blow :)

LOL , I hope your right. I have been gone most of the day today but when I checked the site agiain it shows the quakes are still continuing . Like I said earlier I have a downright fear of that thing going off like a bomb.
If it did , it would screw everything all around the world. It would destroy our growing seasons not to mention the damage to the infrastructure for thousands of miles away due to ash fall.
 
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