"Yellowstone Geyser Erupts For 5th Time In Months,
Prompting Supervolcano Concerns"
by Tyler Durden Via Intellihub.com
"Does the USGS, NASA, and other government agencies know more than they are leading people to believe when it comes to the Yellowstone supervolcano? The largest active geyser in the world has erupted for the fifth time this year, prompting the general public to wonder if an eruption of the supervolcano is imminent.
Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have been trying to quell peoples fears that the magma chamber may explode by producing a series of information and awareness videos explaining how everything should be okay for the time being. @USGSVolcanos issed the following tweet on Sunday: “#Steamboat #Geyser in @YellowstoneNPS erupts for 5th time in 2018, just before 4 AM on May 13. Steamboat also had frequent eruptions in the 1960s and early 1980s. No implications for volcanic activity, but good implications for viewing some spectacular geysering this summer!” (typo corrected)
Plus, University of Utah Seismograph Station sensor readings indicate an uptick in activity which may be acting as a red flag indicator to people in-the-know.
But, at the same time NASA has been working on a plan to drill into the molten magma chamber and pump water into it in an effort to stop such an eruption from occurring, one that could send the world into a nuclear winter scenario. (What could possibly go wrong?! - CP)
Withal, some scientists fear the current activity may go hand-in-hand with the recent activation of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and volcanoes located in the Pacific Northwest.
Additionally, it’s important to point out that the U.S. government has secured contracts with other countries to house displaced American citizens in the event Yellowstone were to erupt and the contracts are only open for another five-years or less, suggesting government officials may know more about the situation then they are leading people to believe.”
"Yellowstone Volcano: 'Whole Lot a Shakin' Goin' On'"
by U.S. Reporter
by U.S. Reporter
"The Super-Volcano: Far beneath the ground in Yellowstone National Park, is something called a "Hot Spot." It is a place where the molten core of the earth is closer to the surface than at other places.
As the vast North American Continental Plate shifts over the years, different parts of the surface end-up being above the "hot spot." The image below shows the location of the "hot spot" over millions-of-years:
Geologists were able to pinpoint these locations by analyzing soil, where they found volcanic-related materials and melted rock buried under various layers of dirt.
ERUPTIONS: From time to time, the "hot-spot" bursts through the surface with an eruption. These are extremely RARE occurrences, which take place- on average- every 600,000 years or so. As of today, Geologists claim it has been about 640,000 years since the last big eruption, so by some standards, we may be a bit overdue. Volcanoes erupting is nothing new, but Yellowstone is not a typical volcano; it is a super-volcano. There are only thirty (30) super-volcanoes on earth and Yellowstone is the ONLY one on land. All the rest are beneath the oceans of the world.
The image below explains the utterly terrifying
difference between a "typical" volcano and Yellowstone.
difference between a "typical" volcano and Yellowstone.
At the top left of the USA map, the gold-colored area over Oregon, Washington and Idaho shows the famous "Mount St. Helens eruption" of 1980 and how far ash was ejected from that (typical) volcano. Lower and to the right, shows the horrifying power of Yellowstone eruptions dating back as far as two+ million years (or so) ago. The ash covered two-thirds of the USA!
The ash is only a small part of the story. When Yellowstone erupts, there will be an enormous "kill zone." Inside this "kill zone" nothing... absolutely NOTHING... will survive. The ash in this area is known as a pyroclastic flow. It will be so hot that anything it touches will be incinerated on contact. Humans, animals, trees, grass, cars, trucks, buildings. All destroyed immediately.
The next, even larger area, is called the "hot ash" zone. Most things in this area will be ignited by the hot ash and will burn. People, animals, cars, buildings. There will be so much fire and so much horror, that very little will survive.
Beyond the Kill Zone and the Hot Ash Zone is the "raining ash zone." In this area, volcanic ash with rain down for weeks! But what is commonly called "ash" is not really "ash" at all; it is pulverized ROCK. If a human inhales it, the rock turns into a mud-like substance in the lungs, suffocating the person to death. The ash also clogs vehicle air filters, stalling vehicles because they cannot get air into the fuel injection systems. When stranded motorists exit their vehicles to see what's wrong, they breath the ash, and that's usually the end of them, too.
Anyone in the raining ash zone without a NIOSH filter mask rated at N-95 or N-100 will be dead in minutes; for lack of an $8 mask! The image below shows how deep the ash is expected to be in various locations. Bear in mind that one inch equals 25.4 millimeters.
Click image for larger size.
"Scare" in June, 2015: Yellowstone National Park was hastily evacuated in June, 2015 due to concerns that the super volcano could erupt sooner than expected. Researchers on-site claimed that the 640,000 year-old Yellowstone Caldera had exhibited a sudden spike in activity which indicated the volcano could erupt in as little as two weeks. They pointed out that an eruption of the volcano could very well throw all of United States into a 200-year-long volcanic winter, with ash blotting out the sun, and pyroclastic flow irreparably damaging the surrounding ecosystem.
Also in 2015, several roads through Yellowstone were closed after the pavement began to melt and bubble due to extreme temperatures rising beneath the earth’s surface. No one has yet been able to pinpoint what triggered this sudden surge of volcanic action. Officials monitoring the volcano were primarily concerned with keeping curious thrill-seekers out of the park, as well as safely vacating surrounding areas to prevent potential casualties.
At the time Senior Volcanologist, Richard Dunn, gave the following report in regards to the volcano’s alarming activity. “This is something which could have never been accurately predicted ahead of time. This unforeseen flux of activity is quite concerning, and flies in the face of all our previous studies regarding this particular volcano. Our chief concern at this point are getting people to safety.”
DO NOT PANIC; Just Be Aware. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO OFFICIAL WARNING WHATSOEVER ABOUT ANY ERUPTION OR EVEN ANY PROBLEM AT YELLOWSTONE AND YOU SHOULD NOT TREAT THIS ARTICLE AS ANY TYPE OF WARNING.
Please don't go off, half-cocked, and start calling authorities about this report because there is absolutely no need to do that; if they feel there is anything the public needs to know, they will tell us. The purpose of this article and the intent of the authors is merely to report news of an unusual series of events. It seems wise to us to explain what's at stake if, Heaven forbid, something were to go wrong at Yellowstone. We cannot emphasize enough, we have no word whatsoever of anything wrong right now and you should NOT panic or change your life in any way at all on account of this report. Just be aware."