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Looks like there is something going on at Yellowstone. http://www.foxnews.com/video/index....ralObject=3417852&referralPlaylistId=playlist



http://www.solcomhouse.com/yellowstone.htm



I don't know, but I think stocking up on seeds and UV lights might be a good idea. Generator too. This f-er is over due!!

Scientists have revealed that Yellowstone Park has been on a regular eruption cycle of 600,000 years. The last eruption was 640,000 years ago…so the next is overdue. The next eruption could be 2,500 times the size of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Volcanologists have been tracking the movement of magma under the park and have calculated that in parts of Yellowstone the ground has risen over seventy centimeters this century.
I'm no strange to ash, seen it before. It's like snow, except if you breath it in, you die a slow measurable death. As it will turn to mud in your lungs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_Caldera#Earthquakes

Further research shows that earthquakes from great distances do reach and have effects upon the activities at Yellowstone, such as the 1992 7.3 magnitude Landers earthquake in California’s Mojave Desert that triggered a swarm of quakes from more than 800 miles (1,300 km) away and the Denali fault earthquake 2,000 miles (3,200 km) away in Alaska that altered the activity of many geysers and hot springs for several months afterwards.[21]
Never new this. That's nuts! I was in California at this time.
 
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:lol: Plant of course. Be plenty of fertilizer to shovel off the roof. :)

Given there are many variables and such and the likelihood of it happening in our lifetime is remote. I error on the side of caution, unlike some people. Given the fact that the last eruptions were about 600,000 years apart and we are 640,000 into another, I think it would be prudent to prepare for something like this. To simply say, ehh, won't happen is like a fool who doesn't respect mother nature. believe me, the moment you don't respect nature it will kill you.


....tell you the truth, if they mention a harmonic tremor, I'm outta here! :lol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic_tremor
 
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I personally do think that Yellowstone will do something. I don't know that it will be the super eruption but she is getting active and will at least clear her throat in the next 2-3 years at most
 

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Yeah, clearing her throat is what I have in mind too. But I just hope that isn't a trigger for even more throat clearing. So far, geologist don't know what the trigger mechanism may be, and don't know how long a super volcano eruption will last. Could be 2, 9 maybe weeks of constant magnum reaching the stratosphere and dispersing ash all over the planet. There will be a lot of food shortages, that's for sure.




Now here's something I didn't think of.


It’s not that there’s been ~ 300 quakes since Saturday or even that they’re all within a mile or two of each other, the worrisome part is that they are all within a few hundred yards of each other vertically, extending from the surface down to 7.2 km potentially defining a single “chimney” under high pressure causing hydraulic fracturing along its entire length, (http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone_full.html ). The National Park Service reports the magma chamber is as shallow as 8 km and if the major chamber is that close to the chimney reaching to 7.2 km, we may be in for an eruption. We need more info on this location and the USGS should be tasked to deploy the best active seismic and Magnetotelluric, (to discern whether the chimney contains water or magma), mapping equipment at the Lake ASAP to accurately define the chimney and magma chamber.
While an explosive eruption of the entire caldera may not necessarily ensue penetration of the chimney into the chamber, response to such an event would be daunting, to say the least. In particular, I direct your attention to the problem the resultant ash clouds will pose to safe operation of nuclear plants. Despite the numerous catastrophic issues associated with the eruption, I raise this issue due to the potential for greatly extending the damage over vast areas from a few decades to hundreds of years needed for released fission fragments to decay to acceptable levels.
The safety of containment of radioactive materials is threatened because nuclear power plants will not have sufficient clean water reserves to maintain extended cooling of reactor cores and spent fuel pools after ash deposition contaminates all surface waters. All downwind plants will have to immediately suspend operation of their secondary cooling loops to prevent disabling erosion of all moving parts and piping by the ash in their normal water supply. The remaining ~7% of reactor thermal output retained in the latent heat of radioactive decay in fuel rods will require use of reserve water supplies for emergency core blow downs that were never intended to supply enough water for the extended periods of time that ash could fall and otherwise contaminate surface cooling water from rain runoff. Moreover, these reserve water pools are already providing cooling for spent fuel rods which could also melt if their water is consumed for blow down steam replacement. The use of ash-contaminated water for primary loop cooling poses the same problems of pump and pipe erosion and accumulation of sediments in the core would cause water circulation problems that could lead to fuel assembly overheating. The air filtration systems in containment buildings were also not designed to stop release of nuclides under near continuous and extended blow down circumstances.
It is imperative that the NRC immediately coordinate with DHS/USCG for emergency acquisition of all available water tankage to store uncontaminated water, or settle and filter contaminated water, for extended use by nuclear facilities. DHS should also consider seizure of all drilling equipment, (operation of any engine in ambient ash will be limited), to supply ground-filtered water to power plants and the public, (ash is so fine that filtration of any type will be very limited, particularly where air and water filter replacement will be limited). This will also necessitate insuring that all required tank trucks, transport trucks, barge tugs and tank vessels have sufficient spare air filters, water pumps and pump impellers.
While prior lack of planning may be excused due to the improbability of such an event, the ongoing events at Yellowstone Lake demand immediate attention to this potential catastrophe beyond anything experienced in recorded history, which could be devastatingly compounded by our failure to stockpile sufficient clean cooling water for reactors.
http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=2625

Still trying to find info. on these being possible harmonic tremors. Like one of the commenters there, he hasn't found anything suggesting they are. Trying to load anything from the University of Utah is like pulling teeth. The site seems jammed.
 

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But you can always take comfort in the fact that there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

so...heh, who cares
 

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One of the cable science channels did a show on the Yellowstone supervolcano. If it erupts, it will be the end of civilization as we know it, and cause a sharp reduction in the world's population.
 

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Moo!

Taking bets on 12/21/2012?
Vegas is.
Not betting but waiting.... As of friday january 9 2009, 206 weeks or 1442 days left:lol:. As of wednesday january 21 2009, 47 months or 1430 days left:lol:.

Not to knock the seriousness of the volcanoe. I've heard 3 years ago that in the next 2-3 years that something would happen and it hasn't yet. It will when it feels like it, And I'll be here right in it's ash path waiting with my Asthma, Asthma Inhalers, and Asthma controllers:lol:.
 
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It will happen in 2012 since Nostradamus said the world will end then.

Also, this could be a good pick up line at the bars...huh? huh?
 
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