Sunday, 30 March 2014

Yellowstone Supervolcano

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Wyoming wouldn't generally make the news outside of Wyoming but when the quake is in Yellowstone National Park it does take on slightly more significance as Yellowstone is the home of a Supervolcano.
Although there were no immediate reports of damage, more importantly the USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory have stated that the quake is not expected to trigger any volcanic activity but they will continue to closely monitor the rise of the Yellowstone Plateau which has been shifting upwards at a rate of 3 inches each year as the magma chamber fills with molten rock.
As some estimates put the damage caused by an eruption of the Supervolcano as widespread as a 500-mile radius, anything changing beneath Yellowstone is a big deal although the moving plateau and slowly filling magma chamber could just as easily deflate again.
The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory are on the case but you can also be kept up to date on the wonderfully informative Preppers World USA website where you can also find out about how Russian Soliders are being trained to control US Citizens and reports of yet another zombie attack in Florida.

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