Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Yellowstone Warning

  1. #1
    Senior Member mozzette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North East England.
    Posts
    885

    Unhappy Yellowstone Warning

    Worrying stuff


    Evacuation Warning - Yellowstone National Park Area

    "I am advising all State officials around Yellowstone National Park for a potential State of Emergency. In the last week over 300 earthquakes have been observed by the USGS. We have a 3D view on the movement of magma rising underground. We have all of the pre warning signs of a major eruption from a super volcano. - I want everyone to leave Yellowstone National Park and for 200 miles around the volcano caldera."

    This is Non Official but the Geologist has a point
    حبي ، أينما كنت
    مهما كنت
    لا تفقد الثقة
    انني أعلم انها ستعمل يحدث يوما ما

  2. #2
    spontaneously luminescent Oh my god, it's Robby!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    China
    Posts
    22,260
    Blog Entries
    62

    Red face Re: Yellowstone Warning

    worrying i guess, but interesting too...

  3. #3

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-...-ye-2008-12-30

    Dec 30, 2008

    Multiple tiny earthquakes rattle Yellowstone. Could the big one be far behind?

    David Biello


    Any disaster fiend will tell you that Yellowstone National Park is long overdue for a monster eruption that could leave as much as half the U.S. under a blanket of ash. And there are rumblings the big one could be imminent in the wake of a series of 30-plus mini-earthquakes in the park over the past few days—too weak to be felt by humans for the most part but picked up by the seismometers at the University of Utah.

    After all, the geologic record shows that the giant caldera we affectionately call Yellowstone has blown every 600,000 years or so over the past 2 million years. The last big eruption? About 640,000 years ago when the park spit out about 240 cubic miles worth of rock, dirt, magma and other stuff.

    But don't panic yet. Although the earthquake swarm continues, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, the volcano alert level remains normal. And a slew of larger earthquakes have occurred throughout the western U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico and even Pennsylvania in the past week without incident, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    In recent years, Yellowstone's caldera has been rising thanks to uplifting magma beneath it—leading to more cracks, hot springs and even more frequent eruptions of Steamboat Geysers. Paired with the earthquakes, such magma movement might presage an eruption—either big or small. Unfortunately, scientists can't really predict when the next such eruption will happen, and the range of possibilities is large: from later today to a million years from now.

    How will we know if we should start worrying? The real warning signs will be rapid changes in the shape of the ground as well as volcanic gases leaking from the ground, neither of which have been sighted—yet.

    "Eruptions are far enough apart that there is a very low probability of the next eruption happening in our lifetimes or anytime soon," Daniel Dzurisin of the USGS told me in 2006. "The flipside is: [Yellowstone] has been active for millions of years and it's going to erupt again sometime."

  4. #4

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Oh, that's bad news. My aunt lives very near there, I wonder if they've been evacuated.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    If that caldera blows we can all kiss goodbye to everything we know and love, and welcome another ice age. And that's global.

    Peter

  6. #6
    My secret's my enzyme. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Azusa Adjacent
    Posts
    24,227
    Blog Entries
    43

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncleskinny View Post
    If that caldera blows we can all kiss goodbye to everything we know and love, and welcome another ice age. And that's global.

    Peter
    Why do you say that?

  7. #7

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
    Why do you say that?
    Yellowstone is a super volcano.


  8. #8
    fades into the background echobay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    684

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Oh God please don't blow before the 31st of March


    On a serious note, that is freaking me out..scary stuff.


    If it's not Morrissey, why bother ?

    I feel you in my heart and I don't even know you.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Apparently it blows every 600,000 years. The last time was around 630,000 years ago. If it goes, most of us will be toast!

  10. #10
    My secret's my enzyme. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Azusa Adjacent
    Posts
    24,227
    Blog Entries
    43

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Quote Originally Posted by stephk817 View Post
    Yellowstone is a super volcano.
    Well that certainly is frightening. For comic relief here's something similar.


  11. #11

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    I don't believe it. Nostradamus said the world would end in 2012. Of course, it's entirely plausible that it would take three years to finish us all off. Shall we get the Mythbusters on the case to explore the possibilities?

  12. #12
    My secret's my enzyme. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Azusa Adjacent
    Posts
    24,227
    Blog Entries
    43

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    Only Wall-e can save us now when that volcano blows. Or sucks as the case might be.


  13. #13

    Default Re: Yellowstone Warning

    My dad is kind of crazy but has done lots of research on Yellowstone and how once it blows we are all screwed. Even though we live on the east coast we are still screwed and eventually the rest of the world is too. I always scoff at his crazy theories but he is convinced that is how its all going to end for this civilization. I hope to God he's wrong about this too.
    RIP Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
    1981-2009
    foREVer

Similar Threads

  1. Warning for moderators
    By chica in forum Off-topic archive 2008 (read-only)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: July 3, 2008, 12:17 AM
  2. Make-up warning
    By chica in forum Off-topic archive 2008 (read-only)
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: January 16, 2008, 03:13 PM
  3. WARNING
    By Flips in forum General Discussion archive 2004 (read-only)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 31, 2004, 11:04 AM
  4. just a warning
    By Kakarot in forum General Discussion archive 1999 (read-only)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 8, 1999, 04:41 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •