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:
Feb 19, 2014
This Email sent out explains all the preparations in Fema Region Three and all the supplies being moved to the East Coast. Fema Coffins and all the Military Build Up preparing for Gun confiscations and Martial Law.
What would Happen If Yellowstone Erupted.
Yellowstone in the Mainstream January 7th 2014 Hmmm…
Very Interesting Link from the ATS Forum.
– Yellowstone ‘super-eruption’ less super than thought (Ice Age Now, Aug 28, 2014):
“Only” 2,200 cubic kilometers of ash (527.8 cubic miles).
Researchers at Washington State University and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre say the biggest Yellowstone “super” eruption, which created the 2 million year old Huckleberry Ridge deposit, was actually two different eruptions at least 6,000 years apart.
By comparison, the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens produced 1 cubic kilometer of ash. The larger blast of Oregon’s Mount Mazama 6,850 years ago produced 116 cubic kilometers of ash.
– Questions persist about Yellowstone eruption: Is US evacuation plan in place? (Examiner, June 2, 2014):
The earth around the Yellowstone supervolcano is increasingly becoming seismically active. Some scientists say it is not a matter of “if” the Yellowstone supervolcano will erupt, but rather “when” it will erupt.
And so, questions persist about a “worst-case scenario” Yellowstone supervolcano eruption:
Added: Jun 3, 2014
Major Large Cracks are developing around Yellowstone Park. Pattie Brassard stated yesterday on Facebook that a large crack has broke open in the Old Faithful Geyser which is causing steam to engulf the entire area.Just a heads up also, Our inside man John has left the Yellowstone area for his retreat. John believes they are downgrading the Earthquake Swarms from the 4.0 range. We all need to closely monitor whatever we can so we know when it’s time to Bug Out. But the Big Question is…Bug Out To Where? As for me and my people, We will ride it out in an Underground Shelter. I suggest you find someplace similar to hold up.
Stay At The Ready…
H/t reader squodgy:
“Magma movement under NE USA is becoming a concern, but in true fashion, like with Fukushime, there is a news clampdown.”
– Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster (ABC News, Aug 27, 2013):
The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.
ALERT: IDAHO AND UTAH ON ALERT FOR YELLOWSTONE ERUPTION
Added: Apr 16, 2014
They know the recent earthquake are in fact from lava/magma movement!
ALERT: USGS Suppressing Supervolcano Activity At Yellowstone Under White House Orders’
Added: Mar 4, 2014
Check ou the earthquakes yourself
– What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like? (The Truth, March 31, 2014):
On Sunday, the worst earthquake in about 30 years rattled the Yellowstone supervolcano. Overall, there have been at least 25 significant earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park since Thursday, but it is the 4.8 earthquake that has many observers extremely worried. Could such a large earthquake be a sign that the Yellowstone supervolcano is starting to roar to life after all this time? And if it does erupt, what would that mean for the rest of the country? As you will see below, a full-blown eruption at Yellowstone would be absolutely catastrophic. It is estimated that such an eruption could dump a 10 foot deep layer of volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away and render much of the nation uninhabitable for years to come. In essence, it would instantly bring the United States to its knees.
It is true that it is normal for Yellowstone to experience up to 3,000 earthquakes a year. But most of those earthquakes are extremely small and nothing to worry about.
But the 4.8 earthquake that struck on Sunday is definitely raising eyebrows – especially considering what else has been going on at Yellowstone lately.
– BREAKING: Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Belly Rumbling (The Resistance Journals, Feb 3, 2014):
A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is home to many beauties, with it’s ancient landscape, geysers, and hot springs. It is also the site of one of the worlds most destructive forces. A supervolcano.
What could possibly go wrong?
– Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead (ScienceInsider, May 18, 2012):
ROME—A project to drill deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy has finally received the green light, despite claims that the drilling would put the population of Naples at risk of small earthquakes or an explosion. Yesterday, Italian news agency ANSA quoted project coordinator Giuseppe De Natale of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology as saying that the office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep.
The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project was set up by an international collaboration of scientists to assess the risks posed by the Campi Flegrei caldera, a geological formation just a few kilometers to the west of Naples that formed over thousands of years following the collapse of several volcanoes. Researchers believe that if it erupted, Campi Flegrei could have global repercussions, potentially killing millions of people and having a major effect on the climate, but that such massive eruptions are extremely rare.
– Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt? (Daily Mail, Jan. 2, 2012)
- It’s similar in size to Mount Pinatubo, which in 1991 gave us the biggest eruption of the 20th century
- Billions of tons of ash and magma would be ejected
- Southern England would be covered in ash
A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up.
It’s lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.
This monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago, so it could blow at any time.
Areas to watch for the next 2 weeks and links:
Areas of specific concern for a greater than 5 magnitude earthquake in the next two weeks are:
This image, based on variations in electrical conductivity of underground rock, shows the volcanic plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. Yellow and red indicate higher conductivity, green and blue indicate lower conductivity. Made by University of Utah geophysicists and computer scientists, this is the first large-scale “geoelectric” image of the Yellowstone hotspot. (Credit: University of Utah.)
ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2011) — University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.
“It’s like comparing ultrasound and MRI in the human body; they are different imaging technologies,” says geophysics Professor Michael Zhdanov, principal author of the new study and an expert on measuring magnetic and electrical fields on Earth’s surface to find oil, gas, minerals and geologic structures underground.
“It’s a totally new and different way of imaging and looking at the volcanic roots of Yellowstone,” says study co-author Robert B. Smith, professor emeritus and research professor of geophysics and a coordinating scientist of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.
For three straight days, Yellowstone National Park has been shaken by a serise of small earthquakes. Scientists are watching to see whether the tremors are signaling something bigger to come. (ABC News Photo Illustration)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it’s very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.
“They’re certainly not normal,” Smith said. “We haven’t had earthquakes in this energy or extent in many years.”
Smith directs the Yellowstone Seismic Network, which operates seismic stations around the park. He said the quakes have ranged in strength from barely detectable to one of magnitude 3.8 that happened Saturday. A magnitude 4 quake is capable of producing moderate damage.
“This is an active volcanic and tectonic area, and these are the kinds of things we have to pay attention to,” Smith said. “We might be seeing something precursory.
– Yellowstone National Park Hit by Hundreds of Small Earthquakes (Bloomberg)
“Could it develop into a bigger fault or something related to hydrothermal activity? We don’t know. That’s what we’re there to do, to monitor it for public safety.”