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Breaking News - Fears that a Yellowstone supereruption is on the way are growing

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Hidden beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a supervolcano capable of blasting thousands of miles of rock and ash into the air.While the supervolcano hasn't erupted for 631,000 years, scientists have been working to understand the last eruption to predict when one will happen again.Now, a spate of four mini-tremors in the area following a period of 'rest' has raised fears among the public that the supervolcano is about to blow.The most recent quake came on March 11 when a 1.5 tremor shook the volcano just hours after a 1.8 quake was also detected nearby.But experts claim this is a relatively quiet period for tremors in the area. Normally, there are 50 minor earthquakes around the volcano every week.They say that concerns of an eruption in the area are unfounded, and the current resurgence in activity is nothing to be concerned about.Yellowstone is one of the most seismically active areas in the world and there are regular earthquakes detected in and around the supervolcano.Tom Skilling, a meteorologist for WGN News, a local news site in Chicago, explains that is it normal for the volcano to have less active weeks.He said: 'Minor earthquakes occur in the Yellowstone area 50 or more times per week, but a major eruption is not expected in the foreseeable future.'Despite experts trying to calm nerves, concerned citizens have taken to Twitter to voice their concern about a potential eruption.Rygy said on the social media site: 'Yellowstone's gonna blow up and get us all.'This latest spate of tremors follows a period in February where more than 200 small tremors detected were detected over a period of 10 days.According to experts with the US Geological Survey, that swarm began on February 8 in a region roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana – and increased dramatically in the days following.Much like now, scientists said there's no reason to worry.Earthquakes are very common in the area and are likely caused by a combination of processes beneath the surface.The current activity is said to be 'relatively weak,' and the alert level at the supervolcano remains at 'normal.'According to the USGS, the February swarm occurred in about the same location as the Maple Creek swarm last summer, which brought roughly 2,400 earthquakes in a four-month span.The University of Utah Seismograph Stations picked up the quakes, counting more than 200 as of February 18.'The present swarm started on February 8, with a few events occurring per day,' the USGS said at the time.'On February 15, seismicity rates and magnitudes increased markedly. As of the night of February 18, the largest earthquake in the swarm is M2.9, and none of the events have been felt. All are occurring about 8 km (5 miles) beneath the surface.'Yellowstone is home to several faults, and has a long history of seismic activity.As natural processes occur beneath the surface and 'stress effects' from past events continue to maintain their hold, the area remains a 'hotbed of seis AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5494285/Fears-Yellowstone-supereruption-way-growing.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Giovanni Cassanova (7 месяцев назад)
Less active weeks,like it has periods.
pam jean (7 месяцев назад)
make sure u have all the data just before it blows so it can help save lives for next time it blows
Herb'n Cowboy (7 месяцев назад)
Fuck off robot voice
T. Dolan (8 месяцев назад)
Get ride of that shitty background music.
mike talas (8 месяцев назад)
I love how they put that jazzy ass music, peppy and happy Boiling over with FUN FUN FUN!!!
Richie B (8 месяцев назад)
We're all toasted it will kill the sun simulater and cover us with ash and all sorts for years stock up now water mainly it's gonna get Crazy humanity safe place underground if u bought a pass off the elite that's y all stars do the 1 eye thing they have trains shops it's cities Probly a beach bout 20 million for luxury y u think all the presidents talking now safest place is Jerusalem Bethlehem Beleive in God worship him n maybe your children will survive what have they did , It's crazy 1 pcent of 1 pcent of 1 pcent maybe 10000 I'd say God is my hope they all think there rat holes are safe we'll see .....
Bob Walker (8 месяцев назад)
BROTHER iv been waiting since 2011
Mark Tiller (8 месяцев назад)
Usgs, only reports, 1/10 of the earthquakes that occur at Yellowstone and that's being generous to usgs.
The Impatient Gardner (8 месяцев назад)
just cannot stand that stephanie hawkins voice!
CptPotato07 (8 месяцев назад)
Even if it was ready to blow tomorrow they would say its fine nothing to worry about so not to cause wide spread panic. If yellowstone goes the whole world is in trouble not just the United States. God bless and good luck to us all
LmanSteel dotcom (8 месяцев назад)
Why are they not reporting seismic events.... Altering data ? True we don't know the hour, but in this situation, not being forthcoming feeds to lack of trust in our government agencies. Be on guard, respect, have a plan.
Songo Songiewicz (8 месяцев назад)
Breaking News - Im toasted

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