The public seismographs which monitor earthquakes in and around the Yellowstone super-volcano are presently OFFLINE, and the public is not presently able to see seismic activity there.
Being able to see what is taking place in and around Yellowstone is of great interest to many people because if there is a sudden flurry of earthquake activity, it COULD — but not necessarily — signal a pending eruption.
Since Yellowstone is the only “super volcano” on the North American continent, and is VERY geologically active, if an eruption were to actually take place, the western two-thirds of the United States would POTENTIALLY be hit with volcanic ash and a severe disruption of life.
So why are the public seismographs from the US Geological Survey (USGS) OFFLINE (to the public) today? No one is providing any answers.
Even more peculiar, the privately-funded seismographs from the University of Utah . . . are also OFFLINE (to the public) right now. No one is providing any explanation for this either.
After poking around to various folks involved in the University of Utah Seismic Center, one person at that facility “quietly” e-mailed us a single graphic image which gave us pause:
In the image below, the Green Colored line represents the border of Yellowstone National Park. The (barely visible) gold line represents the mouth of the super-volcano, known as the Caldera. The red dots in the image below show all the earthquakes that have recently taken place at the Yellowstone super-volcano. Maybe this is why the public seismographs are suddenly OFFLINE to the general public?
Courtesy: University of Utah Seismic Center
We are not seismologists, but it looks (to us) as though something is happening at Yellowstone. We’re seeking out professionals to interpret what we’re seeing and will update this story when that info becomes available.
In the meantime, as untrained laymen, the red dots in the image above tell us something “not good” seems to be taking place at Yellowstone.
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