Yellowstone Geyser Erupts For 5th Time In Months, Prompting Supervolcano Concerns


Does the USGS, NASA, and other government agencies know more than they are leading people to believe when it comes to the Yellowstone supervolcano?

The largest active geyser in the world has erupted for the fifth time this year, prompting the general public to wonder if an eruption of the supervolcano is imminent.

Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have been trying to quell peoples fears that the magma chamber may explode by producing a series of information and awareness videos explaining how everything should be okay for the time being.

@USGSVolcanos issed the following tweet on Sunday: “#Steamboat #Geyser in @YellowstoneNPS erupts for 5th time in 2018, just before 4 AM on May 13. Steamboat also had frequent eruptions in the 1960s and early 1980s. No implications for volcanic activity, but good implications for viewing some spectacular geysering this summer!” (typo corrected)

Plus, University of Utah Seismograph Station sensor readings indicate an uptick in activity which may be acting as a red flag indicator to people in-the-know.

But, at the same time NASA has been working on a plan to drill into the molten magma chamber and pump water into it in an effort to stop such an eruption from occurring, one that could send the world into a nuclear winter scenario.

Withal, some scientists fear the current activity may go hand-in-hand with the recent activation of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and volcanoes located in the Pacific Northwest.

Additionally, it’s important to point out that the U.S. government has secured contractswith other countries to house displaced American citizens in the event Yellowstone were to erupt and the contracts are only open for another five-years or less, suggesting government officials may know more about the situation then they are leading people to believe.


Faeriedust JimmyJones Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:00 Permalink

It does seem like a waste to make essentially no use of the country's greatest energy resource.  OTOH, one of the main dangers in the Kilauea eruption is a geothermal plant that for some reason has been storing explosive chemicals, go figure.

Oh, that and personal experience.  Atlantis (which is now called Thera) erupted and took out the vast majority of the island, because we were using the volcano for primitive geothermal power and steam-operated machines.  But we didn't know what we were doing, and made a mistake.  How much do we feel like betting that American engineers working for either government or corporate overseers won't do something just as stupid?  Remember that the explosion at Chernobyl was caused by deliberate, intentional staff actions during a safety test.

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any_mouse JimmyJones Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:46 Permalink

NASA? Drilling down? Another out of control Federal agency. A solution provider looking for problems.

Do the graphs read like they did prior to Mount Saint Helens?

Won't be an end all catastrophe. We are going to have to live every day of our earthly lives whether we like it or not.

Beyond COG, the government doesn't really have any plans.

Housing American workers in other nations. Sure. And they will rent out work spaces that haven't been built for Americans to labor at whatever it is American workers will do when half of CONUS is unlivable.

Krugman will have an erection lasting longer than 24 hours with all of the creative destruction. A new housing boom! Financing! Yippee Kiyay!

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silverer JRobby Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:23 Permalink

Something tells me the government experts might get us killed. Pumping water into magma doesn't sound like a good idea. Without a way to vent the effect properly to release the heat, all you do is build astronomical pressure, like a steam engine, but much, much more powerful. Any heat exchanger needs a place to exchange heat: from a radiator to the air, etc.. Pumping water into molten rock trapped underground will have an effect all right.

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hannah HRClinton Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:08 Permalink

'According to a recent report, the African National Congress (ANC) recently turned down a $10B a year disaster management plan offered by the United States to house American citizens who may become displaced in the event that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts.'


i am suppose to believe this shit. a country that still requires it people to go outside and shit in a hole in the ground REFUSED $10BIL A YEAR....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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