Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Super volcano coughing a bit

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. But Yellowstone is also the area of a giant super volcano and funny enough; it is rumbling! Well, it always has and maybe that new movie 2012 have got too many people rattled, but the fact is that there has been warnings issued and sooner or later this sucker will blow.

I’m no volcanologist and haven’t really the skill-set to determine how severe these continuous earthquakes are, but it sure as hell made me laugh and laugh and… ponder on how much more vodka I need…

Read more on this discussion-board were they; among other things say things like this:

“One thing if for certain, the magma chamber in the last few years is rising at a rate that is 3 times greater than any since they been taking records.”

Not for the faith-hearted though.

More info at: Earthquake Information Center Utah

live webcam from the park

Earthquakes from the Past 24 Hours

Oh, and I also noticed that a 5.8 Quake near Cayman Islands…

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Add another small earthquake to the swarm of temblors that have rattled Yellowstone National Park in recent days.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 8:39 p.m. Monday, and it was centered 9 miles southeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Mont. No damages or injuries have been reported.

Rafael Abreu, a USGS geophysicist, says a swarm of earthquakes has hit the park in recent days, which is normal.

Jamie Farrell, a doctoral student at the University of Utah, says the swarms generally last from a few days to weeks but sometimes last for months.

The recent series of quakes started Sunday night, and Farrell says more than 200 had been counted by 9 a.m. Monday.

On Monday night, the USGS says, one person within the park had reported feeling the 3.3-magnitude quake.

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