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Old October 4th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Yellowstone Super Volcano

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October 4, 2013

Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per year. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park sits the Yellowstone supervolcano – the largest volcano in North America. Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that it will erupt again one day, and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable. A full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would dump a 10 foot deep layer of volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away, and it would render much of the United States uninhabitable. When most Americans think of Yellowstone, they tend to conjure up images of Yogi Bear and “Old Faithful”, but the truth is that sleeping underneath Yellowstone is a volcanic beast that could destroy our nation in a single day and now that beast is starting to wake up.

The Yellowstone supervolcano is so vast that it is hard to put it into words. According to the Daily Mail, the magma “hotspot” underneath Yellowstone is approximately 300 miles wide…

The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.

Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land collapses following a volcanic explosion.

In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across.

Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.

When most Americans think of volcanic eruptions in the United States, they remember the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980. But that eruption would not even be worth comparing to a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

And now the area around Yellowstone is becoming increasingly seismically active. In fact, Professor Bob Smith says that he has never seen anything like this in the 53 years that he has been watching Yellowstone…

Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera.

Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once.

In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned…

Yellowstone’s recent earthquake swarms started on Sept. 10 and were shaking until about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

“A total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas, however, most have occurred in the Lower Geyser Basin,” a University of Utah statement said. “Notably much of seismicity in Yellowstone occurs as swarms.”

So what is the worst case scenario?

Well, according to the Daily Mail, a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable…

It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.

Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.

Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.

Can you think of another potential disaster that could accomplish the same thing?

That is why what is going on at Yellowstone right now is so important, and the American people deserve the truth. The following are some more facts about Yellowstone that I compiled that I included in a previous article…

#1 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could be up to 1,000 time more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

#2 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would spew volcanic ash 25 miles up into the air.

#3 The next eruption of Yellowstone seems to be getting closer with each passing year. Since 2004, some areas of Yellowstone National Park have risen by as much as 10 inches.

#4 There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the Yellowstone area every single year.

#5 In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.

#6 A massive eruption of Yellowstone would mean that just about everything within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.

#7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

#8 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would cover virtually the entire midwest United States with volcanic ash. Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out.

#9 The “volcanic winter” that a massive Yellowstone eruption would cause would radically cool the planet. Some scientists believe that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.

#10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone eruption. Some scientists believe that a full eruption by Yellowstone would render two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.

#11 Scientists tell us that it is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will erupt but rather “when” the next inevitable eruption will take place.

Rest of the article --> Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert? ? LewRockwell.com
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October 4, 2013

Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per year. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park sits the Yellowstone supervolcano – the largest volcano in North America. Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that it will erupt again one day, and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable. A full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would dump a 10 foot deep layer of volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away, and it would render much of the United States uninhabitable. When most Americans think of Yellowstone, they tend to conjure up images of Yogi Bear and “Old Faithful”, but the truth is that sleeping underneath Yellowstone is a volcanic beast that could destroy our nation in a single day and now that beast is starting to wake up.

The Yellowstone supervolcano is so vast that it is hard to put it into words. According to the Daily Mail, the magma “hotspot” underneath Yellowstone is approximately 300 miles wide…

The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.

Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land collapses following a volcanic explosion.

In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across.

Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.

When most Americans think of volcanic eruptions in the United States, they remember the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980. But that eruption would not even be worth comparing to a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

And now the area around Yellowstone is becoming increasingly seismically active. In fact, Professor Bob Smith says that he has never seen anything like this in the 53 years that he has been watching Yellowstone…

Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera.

Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once.

In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned…

Yellowstone’s recent earthquake swarms started on Sept. 10 and were shaking until about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

“A total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas, however, most have occurred in the Lower Geyser Basin,” a University of Utah statement said. “Notably much of seismicity in Yellowstone occurs as swarms.”

So what is the worst case scenario?

Well, according to the Daily Mail, a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable…

It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.

Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.

Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.

Can you think of another potential disaster that could accomplish the same thing?

That is why what is going on at Yellowstone right now is so important, and the American people deserve the truth. The following are some more facts about Yellowstone that I compiled that I included in a previous article…

#1 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could be up to 1,000 time more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

#2 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would spew volcanic ash 25 miles up into the air.

#3 The next eruption of Yellowstone seems to be getting closer with each passing year. Since 2004, some areas of Yellowstone National Park have risen by as much as 10 inches.

#4 There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the Yellowstone area every single year.

#5 In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.

#6 A massive eruption of Yellowstone would mean that just about everything within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.

#7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

#8 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would cover virtually the entire midwest United States with volcanic ash. Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out.

#9 The “volcanic winter” that a massive Yellowstone eruption would cause would radically cool the planet. Some scientists believe that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.

#10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone eruption. Some scientists believe that a full eruption by Yellowstone would render two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.

#11 Scientists tell us that it is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will erupt but rather “when” the next inevitable eruption will take place.

Rest of the article --> Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert? ? LewRockwell.com
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"Well, according to the Daily Mail, a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable…"

According to the Daily Mail ? Dude, get a life.
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And?...

The life-cyle of the earth would continue.

And we all know the circle of life has an undetermined amount of death.

Sides, we're still waiting for California to sink into the ocean. lol
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Oz would probably be one of the best places to survive the tragedy...
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I've been to Jellystone Park. A beautiful with geysers, steam holes, bears, bisons, elk, moose, steelheads, sea gulls, lodgepole pines, etc.

This volcanic eruption won't happen any time soon.
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So that explains the government shut-down. They know when and are running away.
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Some years ago there was a documentary about this on Discovery Channel, I believe. This prompted a couple of geologists I worked with to get into a deep discussion on the subject of the probability of this happening. One was sure it was just a matter of when. The other felt strongly that given the number of geysers and vents and bubble pots an other "safety valves" there was sufficient pressure venting that the super-eruption probably wouldn't happen.

I must admit the data about the surface rising is unsettling.
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We'll just have to wait and see.

I find it hard to believe, though, that the Caldera will just explode out of no where. Now, would we have enough time to escape the blast if it happened? Probably not, but it's not going to be some sudden event.
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The New Madrid Earthquake is another hotspot that will cause the death of thousands when it goes off again. When it erupted in 1811, the Miss. River ran backwards for awhile and giant crevasses opened up everywhere around. It was estimated to be a 10 on the richter scale, and the ground shook for months.

I think we might have more warning with the Yellowstone volcano but it would be even worse.
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"Well, according to the Daily Mail, a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable…"

According to the Daily Mail ? Dude, get a life.
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I must admit the data about the surface rising is unsettling.
That is why I posted the article. Something new has been added with that.
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The article on Lew Rockwell's site was reprinted from "The American Dream."

Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life

The author, Michael Snyder, has written a book, "The Beginning of the End." You can buy it here:

The Beginning Of The End: Michael Snyder: 9781484871300: Amazon.com: Books

It's a novel. The synopsis:

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The Beginning of the End is the first novel by Michael T. Snyder, the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. If you want to know what things in America are going to look like in a few years, you need to read this book. The Beginning of the End is a mystery/thriller set in the United States in the near future. It is a time of unprecedented economic collapse, deep political corruption, accelerating social decay, out of control rioting in the cities and great natural disasters. In the midst of all of this chaos, a former CIA agent, a respected financial reporter and a blogger that takes his prepping to extremes all find themselves dropped into the middle of an ancient conflict between two shadowy international organizations. The three of them are absolutely horrified to discover that one of those shadowy international organizations is planning to hit New York City with the largest terror attack in U.S. history. The goal is to throw the entire country into chaos, but who will get the blame? A series of incredibly shocking twists and turns ultimately culminates in a wild cross country chase that leads up to a surprising ending that most readers will not see coming. A great storm is coming to America, and time is quickly running out. The Beginning of the End is a great book to give to anyone that is still not prepared for what is ahead. It is a wildly entertaining, fast-paced page-turner that is packed with an abundance of twists and turns that many readers will find difficult to put down, but it is also designed to communicate a tremendous amount of truth at the same time. This book is not just intended to entertain people - the explosive truths contained in this novel could literally change the world. If you have always felt a desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself, or if you are just a fan of great apocalyptic fiction, then you definitely should read The Beginning of the End. We are moving into the most unstable time in all of human history, and cataclysmic changes are coming. This is one book that will help you get prepared for what is ahead.
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And? That means the rise in the surface hasn't occurred? Or am I missing an important point IT?
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And? That means the rise in the surface hasn't occurred? Or am I missing an important point IT?
I can't cross-reference any ominous ground swelling in Yellowstone, and I've tried. Searching for "Bob Smith Yellowstone," the most recent hit is from 2011.

All the 2013 hits referencing ground swelling refer back to the article posted on "The American Dream," and only Snyder is claiming "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

From here, Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life , Bob Smith is quoted as noting:

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Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera.

Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once.
But following a link in that story leading to an AP story, Smith notes:

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"We know that a significant enough earthquake in the region has potential to alter geyser activity," the spokesman said. "A strong enough earthquake, like the one that occurred out at Hebgen Lake in 1959, did change the interval of Old Faithful eruptions."

That quake, a 7.3 to 7.5 on the Richter magnitude scale, caused nearly 300 features on the Yellowstone landscape to erupt, 160 of which had no previous record of geysers.

Smith traced the three recent earthquake swarms to the Hebgen Lake quake.

"These are a really related," he said.

"We think that much of the seismicity is still aftershocks from that event in 1959. It can go on for hundreds of years."
That observation is not quite "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

For perspective on this observation, "In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned," between December 26, 2008, and January 8, 2009 more than 900 earthquakes were observed in Yellowstone.

Some geologists doubt another "supervolcano" eruption will ever occur, but other than Michael "The Beginning Of The End" Snyder no one is saying, "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

That's the point you may be missing.
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I can't cross-reference any ominous ground swelling in Yellowstone, and I've tried. Searching for "Bob Smith Yellowstone," the most recent hit is from 2011.

All the 2013 hits referencing ground swelling refer back to the article posted on "The American Dream," and only Snyder is claiming "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

From here, Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life , Bob Smith is quoted as noting:



But following a link in that story leading to an AP story, Smith notes:



That observation is not quite "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

For perspective on this observation, "In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned," between December 26, 2008, and January 8, 2009 more than 900 earthquakes were observed in Yellowstone.

Some geologists doubt another "supervolcano" eruption will ever occur, but other than Michael "The Beginning Of The End" Snyder no one is saying, "Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life."

That's the point you may be missing.
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Recent Earthquakes for Yellowstone

and this?
USGS: Volcano Hazards Program Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
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Yellowstone Caldera Causes Ground to Swell
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January 25, 2011

The supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park has caused several miles worth of land to rise up, according to the National Geographic and other reports.

In the past 2.1 million years, the massive volcano has erupted three times. The last time the 25 mile by 35 mile caldera erupted was 640,000 years ago.
In the past seven years, the volcano has been rising three inches per year—the fastest since record keeping started in 1923.

"It's an extraordinary uplift, because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high," University of Utah's Bob Smith told National Geographic. Smith is an expert on the Yellowstone Caldera.

A magma reservoir around four to six miles underneath the surface of the Earth could be the cause of the land swell. Smith said that the swell does not mean that the caldera is going to erupt in the near future.

"At the beginning we were concerned it could be leading up to an eruption," Smith told the publication.

"But once we saw [the magma] was at a depth of ten kilometers, we weren't so concerned. If it had been at depths of two or three kilometers [one or two miles], we'd have been a lot more concerned," he added.

In the documentary-drama Supervolcano, a possible eruption doomsday scenario was explored. It started a wave of media reports on possible doomsday scenarios.

For example, the Daily Mail recently wrote that "the world's largest super-volcano in one of America's most popular national parks could erupt in the near future" using the same statements from Smith as did the National Geographic article.

"The yearly probability of another caldera [...] eruption could be calculated as 1 in 730,000 or 0.00014 percent," the FAQ continues, adding that it if were to ever erupt, it would cause widespread destruction throughout the world.

In the National Geographic article, Smith notes that the land above the caldera has inflated and deflated numerous times without an eruption.

Between 1976 and 1984, the land rose 7 inches and dropped down to 5.5 inches over the next 10 years.

"These calderas tend to go up and down, up and down," Smith told the magazine. "But every once in a while they burp, creating hydrothermal explosions, earthquakes, or—ultimately—they can produce volcanic eruptions."
Supervolcano Under Yellowstone Causes Ground to Swell | Earth & Environment | Science | Epoch Times
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I found both, but neither reference any recent ground swelling.
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