16 Jun 2017 – “As of 10 a.m. this morning we had located a total of 235 earthquakes in the area,” said Jamie Farrell, University of Utah research professor of seismology.
Yellowstone gets about 1,500 to 2,000 earthquakes every year, so this activity is fairly normal, Farrell said.
As of Friday morning, his the University of Utah seismologists weren’t seeing anything volcanic in nature.
However, a recent article on Forbes.com revealed that a massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico lies beneath the super volcano, prompting at least one website to sound an alarm.
The Forbes article goes on to describe how subduction could have created the lava lake (image above).
A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US
Yellowstone Super Volcano Being Monitored by NASA SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
Thanks to Jack Hydrazine, Salvatore Del Prete and Steven Rowlandson for these links
“That ought to put the SO2 in the stratosphere,” says Steven. “Meanwhile at the YVO geoscientists and interested individuals are watching a quake swarm in progress located ESE of Hebgen Lake since June 12th. So far it is considered to be mostly tectonic but its proximity to the Yellowstone super volcano is interesting. There are other quake swarms recorded north of the caldera near Holmes Hill and Norris Junction. This raises the question, what is putting the pressure on the rocks causing them to crack? Tectonic forces or magmatic intrusion? Or a bit of both perhaps.”