3.0 earthquake today after a series of earthquakes over the last few days.
Folks, the world's about to change,
3.0 earthquake today after a series of earthquakes over the last few days.
Folks, the world's about to change,
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/28/2013|
What magnitude of earthquake at Yellowstone erupts the super volcano?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/07/2013|
The earthquakes are a symptom of an eruption, not the cause of one.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/07/2013|
So we finally get that Mayan Apocalypse after all?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/07/2013|
I hope it kills a lot of people.
One. I need a job.
Two. I would not mind if it takes me out because then I wouldn't need a job.
Either outcome is acceptable.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/07/2013|
If it blows it will kill 95% of all life on earth, R4.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/07/2013|
R2, OP didn't say it was the cause.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/07/2013|
I know, honey. I was responding to R1.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/07/2013|
D'oh. Please ignore me, R2.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/07/2013|
Earthquakes, tsunamis, heavy snow in the Midwest in May, flooding and drought. How can anyone NOT believe in the Big Bang that created Earth?!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/07/2013|
Wait. So why are they so worried about earthquakes if it's the eruptions that cause them?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/07/2013|
WTF does that have to do with Big Bang, R9?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/07/2013|
Because they could mean an eruption is imminent.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/07/2013|
R10 Some feel the earthquakes could be an indicator that an eruption is imminent.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/07/2013|
Okay, let me rephrase my question. What magnitude of earthquake at Yellowstone translates to a world-ending eruption is imminent?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/07/2013|
Did R10 ever finish school?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/07/2013|
There's no set number, R14. There may be a swarm of small termors. Or it might just blow. Or it could be one big one. It's not super-predictable.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/07/2013|
Yellowstone always has these small quakes. Any reason to believe tjis is abnormal?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/07/2013|
What about all the animals?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/07/2013|
They all die, Boo-Boo. Horrifically.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/07/2013|
Explain your comment, r5. Yellowstone erupting would kill 95% of the planet???
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/07/2013|
The ash cloud would remain in the atmosphere for years, blocking the sun. Most life would starve. Volcanic eruptions already caused one of the mass extinctions in earth history.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/07/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/07/2013|
R20, do you live under a rock? Have you ever been to school? Do you know anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/07/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/07/2013|
i'm off to bareback then.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/07/2013|
R11, my comment had to do with the theory that an explosion within the galaxy created the Earth. Perhaps these weather events are a continuation of that explosion.
We have droughts yet the glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, according to scientists. Alarming amounts of rain in Europe and Australia. Record cold and hot temps.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/07/2013|
[quote]Perhaps these weather events are a continuation of that explosion.
Science doesn't work that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/07/2013|
R17 is very correct. Yellowstone has earthquakes in the vicinity almost daily. Yes, today's is larger than most, but it's no reason to panic. Larger volcano's in other parts of the world have greater potential for danger/supervolcano than any current activity in Yellowstone.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/07/2013|
R9/36, stop getting your science from bad SyFy disaster movies and Roland Emmerich films.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/07/2013|
R27, Why do you say that? Didn't the glaciers melt a couple millions of years ago? Isn't that what they're doing now?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/07/2013|
Should we buy lots of plastic sheeting and tape?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/07/2013|
I love r4
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/07/2013|
Another way to look at his is it is possible the earthquakes are relieving built up stress that otherwise would be released in an eruption.
Cheer up world, it may never bloody happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/07/2013|
R28 is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/07/2013|
A guy named Charlie Frost is talking about this on the web right now, seems something really might be happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/07/2013|
[quote]Another way to look at his is it is possible the earthquakes are relieving built up stress that otherwise would be released in an eruption.
That's not the way it works for volcanos. That's the way it works for fault lines. Very different things.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/07/2013|
ha, does the Yellowstone magma remind you of anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/07/2013|
The Yellowstone Super-Volcano is actually over-due for an eruption. By quite a bit. But scientists think that the hot-spot is cooling off a bit, and the next eruption won't be nearly as catastrophic as the last one.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/07/2013|
The Yellowstone volcano is overdue by 1,600 years. It would be at least 1,000 times as big as Mt St Helens.
That's what they told us last summer when we visited. We live about 50 miles from the MT border. I'm having a few drinks and a fat, calorie-laden dinner tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/07/2013|
No geologist worth his salt says that the Yellowstone supervolcano is "overdue." These things operate on a timescale well beyond human dimensions that it is impossible to pinpoint when any volcano will erupt or fault line will slip and cause an earthquake.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/07/2013|
[quote]ha, does the Yellowstone magma remind you of anything?
generous mushroom head
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/07/2013|
That's one of the "world-enders" that's always terrified me. Hope it's nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/07/2013|
Based on history of the eruptions, the Yellowstone volcano is overdue.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/07/2013|
What about San Fran? Aren't they overdue for one as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/07/2013|
If anything makes me laugh more than you girls trying to be detectives, it is you girls trying to be scientists.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/07/2013|
My sister's crotchfruit is overdue!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/07/2013|
R40, there are previous eruption data-points that indicate a rather regular eruption schedule, give or take a century or two. The point is, we're past the point where the previous pattern -- as understood -- would indicate the next eruption should have taken place.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/07/2013|
Wrong scale, hon. Give or take a couple of hundred thousand years, not a couple of centuries. The three super eruptions occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million, and 640,000 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/07/2013|
If there's any hot cagemeat nearby, Mama's mussy would blow with the force of 100 supervolcanos.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/07/2013|
Double that and get 1.28 million (very close to 1.3 million)
Triple it to get 1.92 million (a relatively big gap with 2.1 million)
It's still due "any day now" on a geologic time scale.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/07/2013|
But I have a movie coming out.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/07/2013|
[quote]The ash cloud would remain in the atmosphere for years, blocking the sun. Most life would starve.
That's why Jeffrey keeps me away from Taco Bell's Volcano Tacos.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/07/2013|
That doesn't look like a swarm to me. Also keep an eye on the Long Caldera Supervolcano.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/07/2013|
Fallout Map from previous eruptions.
Notice how tiny the Mt. St. Helens fallout was in comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/07/2013|
Map of the Long Valley Caldera in CA.
When it blows (again) the town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Mountain ski are will all be vaporized.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/07/2013|
Global Warming can create a new ice age also, R55, complete idiot global warming denier that you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/07/2013|
New CO2 vents behind Mammoth Mt. have been killing trees.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/07/2013|
The gases would accelerate global warming. One reason GW isn't worse is that we have been in a quiescent period for volcanoes.....And that never lasts.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/07/2013|
People who think heavy particulate and cloud cover means global cooling need to look at Venus.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/07/2013|
R60 There is also the nagging issue with its proximity to the sun. I'm no climatologist, but I'm guessing that would play a huge role in its temperature.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/07/2013|
Oh Lord Jesus, it's a supervolcano!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/07/2013|
I didn't know about supervolcanoes until this thread. I was just looking at the Wiki entry for them and the most forceful eruptions have, for the most part, taken place [italic]thousands upon thousands[/italic] of years ago and the activity has decreased across time. There was a small one in Korea about 200 years ago.
Eek. What does this really mean? That we're overdue or that pressure and activity has generally decreased over time? Do the U.S. and states surrounding Wyoming have contingency plans?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/07/2013|
There is also a supervolcano in New Mexico that's due, but nobody talks about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/07/2013|
It's dormant, just like the one in AZ.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/07/2013|
Arizona doesn't have any supervolcanoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/07/2013|
Hong Kong may sit above a supervolcano
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/07/2013|
The one in NM isn't a supervolcano either.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/07/2013|
'Tis a supervolcano
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/07/2013|
I'm referring to the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field in NM. I can't find any reference saying that it contains a supervolcano. A map of volcanoes in the U.S. lists the field as dormant with potential for geothermal exploitation.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/07/2013|
Please. No news here. OP is Miss Chicken Little playing around.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/07/2013|
Dear God, 13 more earthquakes since that 3.0 early this morning!!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/07/2013|
I'm with R4.
Fuck this shit - I'm outta here!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/07/2013|
Valles Caldera in New Mexico is/was a supervolcno.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/07/2013|
Well, girls, we had a good run.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/07/2013|
Yellowstone caldera, estimated to be the size of Lake Michigan or the Irish Sea, is the largest supervolcano in North America. This vast "liquid time bomb of molten rock" sits 6 miles under Yellowstone National Park.
The Lake Toba caldera in Sumatra, Indonesia, is the only supervolcano in existence described as "Yellowstone's big sister.” About 74,000 years ago, Toba ejected several thousand times more material than Mount St. Helens.
Rabaul volcano in New Guinea is showing ominous signs of increasing restlessness. Tavurvur crater at Rabaul erupted on Jan 20, 2013.
Another North American supervolcano is the Long Valley caldera in California. When it last erupted, it generated a pyroclastic flow of vast proportions that added 350 feet to surface height of the ground for several hundred miles. It is one of earth’s largest – 20 miles long (32 km), 11 miles wide (18 km), and up to 3,000 feet deep (900 m). In May 1980, a strong earthquake swarm struck the southern margin marking the onset of a period of unrest and uplift that continues to today.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/07/2013|
and a hidden "super volcano" near Pompeii threatens an eruption that could make Vesuvius look like a picnic.
The Phlegraean Fields zone of intense seismic activity—which the ancient Romans believed was the gateway to HELL—could doom millions of people in the Naples area if it erupts, as well as the rest of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/07/2013|
Why does CO2 kill trees? They breath that stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/08/2013|
Will Bruce Willis in a rocket ship fix this thingy?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/08/2013|
Of course there are probably volcanoes under the ocean which are much bigger.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/08/2013|
We're all going to die!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/08/2013|
[quote]I'm referring to the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field
I used to live watching Zuni-Bandera cartoons when I was a kid!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/08/2013|
Century 9, Quatrain 83
Sun twentieth of Taurus* the earth will tremble very mightily,
It will ruin the great theater filled:
To darken and trouble air, sky and land,
Then the infidel will call upon God and saints.
* The twentieth day of Taurus is May 11th.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/08/2013|
Here we go again. One day the nuts are going be right about the end of the world...
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/08/2013|
Hey Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho -- can we have your stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/08/2013|
Science is your friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/08/2013|
Most of the Red States would be covered in ash.
So we've got that going for us.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/08/2013|
A BBC "docu drama" (actually it's more like a miniseries) about Yellowstone called "Supervolcano." The Americans are played by Canadians. Even when filming a show about something that happens in the US, the Beeb stays away from American actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/08/2013|
I'll believe it when I see a big ole black cloud looming large on the NW horizon.
The Mother of all Haboobs it would be.
Until then, everybody get back to work goddamnit!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/08/2013|
If it's gonna happen, I want Keith David's voice in my ear to be the last thing I hear.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/08/2013|
"Mother Nature" is about to cum hard........
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/08/2013|
I've driven through that area in Idaho that is all lava rock as far as you can see. Nothing, I mean nothing, grows there. And that stuff stinks!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/08/2013|
The ground would swell at Yellowstone, prior to an eruption. This is nothing. Go to bed as you all have to work tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/08/2013|
[quote]Hey Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho -- can we have your stuff?
No. We will be invading and taking YOUR stuff once our states are toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/09/2013|
I just don't understand natural disaster queens.
Clearly, a Yellowstone super volcano eruption could mean death or at least a severely compromised and possibly awful existence.
But, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Why even worry? If it happens, it happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/09/2013|
Those Canadian/bbc docudramas are horrible. Canadian production values are shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/09/2013|
Nice site r87. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/09/2013|
"Que Sera, Sera Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que Sera, Sera What will be, will be".
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/09/2013|
R94, the ground IS swelling. In fact, an entire lake has moved quite a bit as one in raises, pushing it the other direction.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/09/2013|
Did we die yet?>
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/09/2013|
Are you SERIOUS? NO....OP!!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/09/2013|
"If it blows it will kill 95% of all life on earth"
Should I sell all my property and give to Oral Roberts and then wait for the magic spaceship?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/09/2013|
[quote]I've driven through that area in Idaho that is all lava rock as far as you can see. Nothing, I mean nothing, grows there. And that stuff stinks!
Here's a link to a wikipedia page about that area. It's related to the Yellowstone supervolcano and even though there's no more lava flow, ground temperature can reach 150 degrees in the summer there.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/09/2013|
Hold me David, I'm scared.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/10/2013|
[quote]We're all going to die!!!!!!!!!
You're FREAKING ME OUT now!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/10/2013|
[quote]The ash cloud would remain in the atmosphere for years, blocking the sun. Most life would starve. Volcanic eruptions already caused one of the mass extinctions in earth history.
Which probably killed the Dinasours, rather than a comet or asteroid.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/10/2013|
[quote]The Yellowstone Super-Volcano is actually over-due for an eruption. By quite a bit. But scientists think that the hot-spot is cooling off a bit, and the next eruption won't be nearly as catastrophic as the last one.
I hope you're right.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/10/2013|
I want to die immediately if this happens but I won't because I live so far away. I will die a slow death as I aspirate minuscule particles of glass that slices my insides to shreds.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/10/2013|
I bet you're a laff riot at parties, R110.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/10/2013|
You could always just kill yourself and not wait for the slow death.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/10/2013|
109 wasn't here when Lost was on the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/10/2013|
I definitely don't want to die immediately. I want to be able to watch the planet descend into chaos and starve.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/10/2013|
r113 I was out golfing
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/11/2013|
Well, at least it's wiping out mostly Red States and of course, Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/11/2013|
I knew a girl who saw a supervolcano eruption. But then she died.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/11/2013|
Verificatia of size-magma?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/11/2013|
Thank you r104, I was wondering where that place r? Was speaking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/11/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/28/2013|