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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?



This map from the U.S. Geological Service shows the range of the volcanic ash that was deposited after the biggest of the Yellowstone National Park eruptions around 2.1 million years ago. "These eruptions left behind huge volcanic depressions called “calderas” and spread volcanic ash over large parts of North America," it said. "If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide. Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate. Fortunately, the Yellowstone volcanic system shows no signs that it is headed toward such an eruption in the near future. In fact, the probability of any such event occurring at Yellowstone within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low."

A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason.

“Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street … whether or not it’s because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I don’t know,” said blogger Jay Lee, who posted a story on his site tatoott1009.com.

“But I’ll tell you this, whatever the case may be, that their running away from Yellowstone is an alert of some sort.”

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/593833-yellowstone-volcano-eruption-in-2014-some-believe-animals-are-fleeing-park-see-it-as-an-alert/

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Yellowtone is one of those supervolcano hotspots. If you drive Highway 15 from Montana into Idaho you will see an outcropping of lava from a past supervolcano eruption.Lake Toba in Indonesia falls into this catergory. It depends if geologists are picking up any surface movement or unusual activity in its caldera.
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Seismic activity, save the two earthquake swarms (which are fairly common in Yellowstone) is at normal levels.  Add those two in and it was higher than normal.

Until they detect harmonic tremor, there is no evidence something is going to happen.

Bison move in and out of the park all the time.  This is why there was the huge debate for decades about ranchers shooting the bison which wandered onto their property.

The Epoch Times is about a reliable as DEBKA and World Nut Daily.
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Seismic activity, save the two earthquake swarms (which are fairly common in Yellowstone) is at normal levels.  Add those two in and it was higher than normal.

Until they detect harmonic tremor, there is no evidence something is going to happen.

Bison move in and out of the park all the time.  This is why there was the huge debate for decades about ranchers shooting the bison which wandered onto their property.

The Epoch Times is about a reliable as DEBKA and World Nut Daily.

I agree. There is no movement in the caldera.

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This is the Yellowstone Caldera





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so when's it gonna blow?

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so when's it gonna blow?

Nobody knows. There is no known way to predict these things.We cant even predict a fool proof way to predict an earthquake. If there is activity on the surface is not normal they would probably close down the park. Geothermal activity on the surface on the increase is they key in this case. Sometimes though there is a foreshock then the main event event. Sometimes, there are rock slides and steam from the volcano before the main event
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Nobody knows. There is no known way to predict these things.We cant even predict a fool proof way to predict an earthquake. If there is activity on the surface is not normal they would probably close down the park. Sometimes though there is a foreshock then the main event event. Sometimes, there are rock slides and steam from the volcano before the main event

And isn't that the point here?  Somebody decides that sudden animal movement our of the 'Park' could mean pressure is moving the rock....which everyone knows, animals can detect and hear well prior to any human ear is able.

This wasn't meant to be hard news....as much as 'current event'.  LOL! 
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And isn't that the point here?  Somebody decides that sudden animal movement our of the 'Park' could mean pressure is moving the rock....which everyone knows, animals can detect and hear well prior to any human ear is able.

This wasn't meant to be hard news....as much as 'current event'.  LOL!

Its has mixed results. The Chinese and other civilizations have tried this method and it produced mixed results.But scientists involved should beware of having aspirations that are too high.
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so when's it gonna blow?

It's been due to go off for a couple centuries. Could be a couple more before it does.

One thing I will say is that if you see animals moving out of an area, especially mixed herds or predators mixed with prey animals, it's normally a good idea to tag along. For big quakes, tsunamis, or eruptions, they seem to be better predictors than instruments.
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And isn't that the point here?  Somebody decides that sudden animal movement our of the 'Park' could mean pressure is moving the rock....which everyone knows, animals can detect and hear well prior to any human ear is able.

This wasn't meant to be hard news....as much as 'current event'.  LOL! 

yes, but can they show that this movement is out of the ordinary and not consistent with the normal movements of animals into and out of the park?

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yes, but can they show that this movement is out of the ordinary and not consistent with the normal movements of animals into and out of the park?

 Again, using animals as earthquake predictors have had mix results over the many millennia. It would old fashioned science to predict earthquakes.
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It's been due to go off for a couple centuries. Could be a couple more before it does.

One thing I will say is that if you see animals moving out of an area, especially mixed herds or predators mixed with prey animals, it's normally a good idea to tag along. For big quakes, tsunamis, or eruptions, they seem to be better predictors than instruments.

One thing you won't see on Sci Fi shows, For the past 50 thousand years or so, that particular caldera has been moving deeper under the mountains and the risk reduced.
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One thing you won't see on Sci Fi shows, For the past 50 thousand years or so, that particular caldera has been moving deeper under the mountains and the risk reduced.

you are such a wet blanket!!

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One thing you won't see on Sci Fi shows, For the past 50 thousand years or so, that particular caldera has been moving deeper under the mountains and the risk reduced.


That particular place has a major event every 640,000 years. A volcano rises and falls all the time. That particular hotpot is moving with the Pacific Plate.

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"Calderas are big and hot, so they don't break very easily and they just move up and down. It's the way heat and gas get out of these deep systems — the system breathes."


http://io9.com/what-will-really-happen-when-yellowstone-volcano-has-a-508274690/all
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One thing you won't see on Sci Fi shows, For the past 50 thousand years or so, that particular caldera has been moving deeper under the mountains and the risk reduced.

Or the risk expanded, if you want to be pessimistic. Instead of a mere mile or so depth of rock to blast out, it now has a couple of miles worth to play with.

Use the gunpowder analogy. Take a small pile of gunpowder, put it on the table, light it. You get a pffft noise, a bit of a flash, and a very pissed off mother. Put the same amount in a tube, packed tight .... whole different ball game.
We just don't know. Haven't had a mega volcano go off since before people discovered fire.
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Or the risk expanded, if you want to be pessimistic. Instead of a mere mile or so depth of rock to blast out, it now has a couple of miles worth to play with.

Use the gunpowder analogy. Take a small pile of gunpowder, put it on the table, light it. You get a pffft noise, a bit of a flash, and a very pissed off mother. Put the same amount in a tube, packed tight .... whole different ball game.
We just don't know. Haven't had a mega volcano go off since before people discovered fire.


I agree. There is a megavolcano which is Mount Kilauea in Hawaii and USGS cannot predict when its goes off
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I agree. There is a megavolcano which is Mount Kilauea in Hawaii and USGS cannot predict when its goes off

The megavolcano Mount Kilauea is situated on the hotspot what created the Hawaiian Island chain. Yellowstone is situated on a hotspot.
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