Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

Some fear a supervolcanic eruption, but the USGS remains calm.

More than 800 earthquakes have been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera over the last two weeks, leading to fears that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing.

However, according to Newsweek,  despite earthquakes occurring at a frequency unseen during any period in the past five years, the US Geological Survey says the risk level remains unchanged from its normal levels.

If a supervolcanic eruption should occur, “it has been estimated that 90 percent of all people living within 600 miles of Yellowstone would be killed,” an article on points out.

“Experts project that such an eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away, and approximately two-thirds of the United States would suddenly become uninhabitable,” the article continues. “The volcanic ash would severely contaminate most of our water supplies, and growing food in the middle of the country would become next to impossible.”

“An extreme period of “global cooling” would take place, and temperatures around the world would fall by up to 20 degrees. Crops would fail all over the planet, and severe famine would sweep the globe.”

Thanks to Kurt Strom for these links

7 thoughts on “Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

  1. The quakes so far are rock fracture events and no detectable resonance related B type events that indicate magma injection yet. For now the professionals are correct.

  2. A volcanic winter, a volcanic ice age, after a Yellowstone Supervolcano, we’d no longer have to worry a bit about fossil fuels and CO2 and global warming and climate change and all that rot, the perfect solution.

    Some of the anthropologists think that the last ice age reduced the human population of the earth to fewer than 10,000 people.

  3. And the rest of the story is . . . if Yellowstone is gonna do a supervolcano, there’s absolutely nothing we can do to stop it, or even prepare for it in any meaningful way.

    • I could take one refugee from the US to my home in SE Queensland where our average annual temperature is ~22°C – unless the Sun is completely blocked out I think we’ll survive.

      Applicants can submit their resume.

      • I don’t think any planes would be flying in that kind of ash, the one in Iceland halted aircraft, never mind an extinction level eruption, they’d need to walk to you.

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