Monday, January 25, 2010

Eruption Jazz

What would this blog be without more doomsday scenarios?

So I’m very happy to announce that Yellowstone continues to shake, rumble and cough. Over 1000 minor quakes swarming, the largest measuring 3.8 (it first they said 4.6…) in magnitude has hit the park lately.

This morning four 2.8 quakes has hit with very little in-between in time and all at about the same place…

About the same happened during 2008 and 2009, and then discarded as anomalies. Is it really?

The swarm earthquakes are likely the result of slip on pre-existing faults rather than underground movement of magma. Currently there is no indication of premonitory volcanic or hydrothermal activity, but ongoing observations and analyses will continue to evaluate these different sources.

Seismic information on the earthquake can be viewed at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations:

Seismograph recordings from stations of the Yellowstone seismograph network can be viewed online at:

Alert map over the world:〈=eng

I’m no geologist or volcanologist, but I guess I take the experts on their word that this is just another normal behavior of the supervolcano at Yellowstone, however, the only real memorable thing about the Movie 2012 should be watched because if this sucker blows, then it is goodbye America and Goodbye to most of humanity.

Although, according to all accounts, the Mayans didn’t know anything about Old Faithful… just for reference.

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