Skip to comments.Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Hits Entire Park, More Than 60 On Friday Alone
Posted on 06/17/2017 9:01:58 PM PDT by blam
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After being blasted with superheated poisonous gasses and magma someone is going to need a new place to live?
I live in western Washington and have had been warned about Mt. Rainier and another possible from Mt. St Helens. I have done a study of them and also Yellowstone when I visited there.
I guess the best way to determine the estimated size of the Yellowstone event, would be to compare it to a more modern event that we measured. I kept the local events out and tried to cover the large term effect and kept all the measurements in American standard.
Mount St. Helens is a volcano located in Skamania County, in the state of Washington, United States. The eruption (a VEI 5 event) was the only significant volcanic eruption to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California. However, it has often been declared as the most disastrous volcanic eruption in United States history. The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a large bulge and a fracture system on the mountain’s north slope.
An eruption column rose 80,000 feet (15 mi) into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states. Less severe outbursts continued into the next day, only to be followed by other large, but not as destructive, eruptions later that year.
As the avalanche and initial pyroclastic flow were still advancing, a huge ash column grew to a height of 12 miles above the expanding crater in less than 10 minutes and spread tephra into the stratosphere for 10 straight hours. During this time, parts of the mushroom-shaped ash-cloud column collapsed, and fell back upon the earth. This fallout, mixed with magma, mud and steam, sent additional pyroclastic flows speeding down St. Helens’ flanks. Later, slower flows came directly from the new north-facing crater and consisted of glowing pumice bombs and very hot pumiceous ash. Some of these hot flows covered ice or water which flashed to steam, creating craters up to 65 feet in diameter and sending ash as much as 6,500 feet into the air.
Strong high-altitude wind carried much of this material east-northeasterly from the volcano at an average speed of about 60 miles per hour. By 9:45 a.m. it had reached Yakima, Washington, 90 miles away, and by 11:45 a.m. it was over Spokane, Washington. A total of 4 to 5 inches of ash fell on Yakima, and areas as far east as Spokane were plunged into darkness by noon where visibility was reduced to 10 feet and 0.5 inches of ash fell. Continuing eastward, St. Helens’ ash fell in the western part of Yellowstone National Park by 10:15 p.m. and was seen on the ground in Denver, Colorado, the next day. In time, ash fall from this eruption was reported as far away as Minnesota and Oklahoma, and some of the ash drifted around the globe within about 2 weeks.
During the nine hours of vigorous eruptive activity, about 540,000,000 tons of ash fell over an area of more than 22,000 square miles. The total volume of the ash before its compaction by rainfall was about 0.3 cubic miles. The volume of the uncompacted ash is equivalent to about 0.05 cubic miles of solid rock, or about 7% of the amount of material that slid off in the debris avalanche. By around 5:30 p.m. on May 18, the vertical ash column declined in stature, but less severe outbursts continued through the next several days.
So worrying if we will get to the Yellowstone eruption is the last move. According to Yellowstonepark.com, the last eruption of the Yellowstone caldron, about 640,000 years ago, was estimated at 2500 times the power and ash flow of Mt. St. Helens.
Thinking this, that means thousands of square miles of blacked out skies and destroyed crops from the ash normally used for a huge amount of the US foodstuffs. Food animals will die and the availability of food for US alone will be destroyed. This will cause a volcanic winter that will make at least two thirds of the US uninhabitable.
Nothing to eat, drink or live in. You do the math.
And while you’re at it, you might consider the chaos it will caused when foreign countries, those that can’t start to feed themselves already, get cut off. Some of those wingnuts are nuclear capable and stupid enough to do it. Welcome to revelations.
So, California is not going to fall into the sea. It will be the only thing left!
I call dibs on Australia.
A corollary exists between the number of small earthquakes and the number of large quakes. The years having the highest number of earthquakes tend to have smaller quakes and more micro quakes, while the years with the fewest earthquakes can sometimes have large quakes.
For example, 1985, 1999 and 2002 had between 2,000 and 4,000 earthquakes, but no quakes over magnitude 4. 1995 had 1,497 quakes and 1 quake of magnitude 5. 1975 had only 583 earthquakes, and yet a magnitude 6 quake occurred during that year.
I take the potential yellow stone eruption a lot more seriously than global warming.
If I have to vacate TX, send me to Switzerland.
I’ve seen maps of the expected depth of the ash out from the caldera and it’s scary to contemplate.
Inflatable raft and a compass, both of which I have (I'm prepped). Problem is, a huge event like this will probably screw with the magnetic poles and the compass may be useless. So read the star alignments - except dust and debris in the atmosphere will prevent that. Darn, we're screwed.
And the Globalists would have a huge wake up call.
Also don’t forget the fault in the canary islands and the potential for a tidal wave several meters high on the east coast. There’s already news graphics for it.
It sure would make their Anthropogenic Global Warming baloney a moot point. Fifty to one hundred years of nuclear winter and it was nobody's fault.
#28. Agree that Kaku is a kook and a narcissist, he is also a maoist communist/sympathizer.
Look at his record at the website www.keywiki.org and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org.
No question about him being extremely far left. How much that affects his scientific credibility is a subject that needs more investigation, but he is weird.
One option, never discussed by scientists, it the use of both conventional and nuclear bombs to open magma bulges, which would release the gases and cause them to collapse as CRZ wrote.
I would be like lancing a big boil (bulge) but under controlled conditions.
I actually prefer a zombie apocalypse because you can kill zombies and still have a life. Hell, just look at Rick and the gang over at “The Walking Dead”. They’re still around after 5 years and about 7 seasons. Proof that there is life after zombieism unless Democrats still exist.
Oh! Oh! I have an idea...
Nope. It's live. Huge twitterstorm going on about it right this minute.
One of them is really going to happen at some point, and the other one isn't; so I'd go with the one that's actually possible...
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