Supervolcano Eruption Fears

We have some scary geophysical news this week. This sums it up –


From the Flying Cuttlefish blog –

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Mary Greeley – Large Quake Swarm at YS – UPDATED


Additional items in COMMENTS 

Mary Greeley has more updates on her channel.


Sputnik News – Yellowstone Eruption Imminent? Geologists Worried by Intensifying Activity

The last massive earthquake in Yellowstone National Park claimed the lives of 28 people and created a whole new lake. An eruption of a supervolcano like the one at Yellowstone could render significant part of the US uninhabitable for years and threaten life on the whole planet.
Over 200 tremors have struck the Yellowstone supervolcano
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Yellowstone supervolcano is showing signs of STRAIN

The Daily Mail [UK] – Yellowstone supervolcano is showing signs of STRAIN: Experts measure subtle changes caused by magma deep beneath the surface

  • Scientists based in Colorado can measure the strain put on volcanoes in the US
  • They detected molten rock beneath the surface of Yellowstone National Park
  • Their discovery is not dangerous, and technologies allow them to track it closely
  • The researchers analyze the effects of slight environmental shifts on volcanoes


USGS – A recent “hiccup” in deformation of the Norris Geyser Basin

Not Yellowstone – but NW is shaking

This was sent in – it is of interest to Yellowstone quake watchers ….

I’m watching the Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima, Washington right now.  Estimated 4-10 million cubic yards of hillside slipping at 1.6 feet/week.  There is highway below and the Yakima River.  A lady is giving daily updates with pictures.

Watch “Rattlesnake Ridge Update January 21, 2018.” on u tube….

What the heck is going on??

SEE ALSO – Watching Mount St Helens

Huge amounts of magma churning 124 miles below New England

NASA’s Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption,

Zero Hedge – NASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption, There’s Just One Catch
A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow… triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity.

Is Yellowstone going to Blow?

Business Insider A deadly supervolcano lies under Yellowstone — here’s what would happen if it erupted

“Scientists don’t think Yellowstone’s supervolcano would be erupting any time soon (at least not in the next thousand years). The odds of it erupting within a given year are one in 730,000, according to the US Geological Survey. So if you’re planning a trip there, you shouldn’t be too concerned.

If it did erupt, it could have some pretty extreme effects on the surrounding areas….”
– – – blah, blah, blah go back to sleep. So it looks like these quake swarms are just normal and the volcano being way overdue for another blow is off the table for discussion by the press.

“pretty extreme effects” is a mild way of putting it.

Natural NewsIs the Yellowstone supervolcano about to blow? Global food supply would collapse for two years, causing a mass die-off of humans

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