New Data Shows Yellowstone Supervolcano "Strained" - Magma Chamber Under Immense Pressure

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According to a group of seismologists who are monitoring the potentially catastrophic supervolcano, Yellowstone is “under strain.” This new report has reignited fears that the caldera could erupt at any moment.

Experts were alerted to the volcano’s strain after noticing deformation. This process, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone right now. Researchers state deformation occurs when there is a change in the amount of pressure in the magma chamber and experts are keeping an eye on the development.

Seismologists from UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, are using “Global Positioning System (GPS), borehole tiltmeters, and borehole strainmeters” to measure minute changes in deformation at Yellowstone. In an article for the Billings Gazette, David Mencin and Glen Mattioli, geodesists with UNAVCO, say “the strain signal is larger than would be expected if the crust under Yellowstone were completely solid.”

“What that means, at least in their eyes, is that there’s lava flowing that’s allowing pressure to build in the chamber,” says Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple.  “I don’t know if this is good or bad!”

These independent observations agree with other instruments at Yellowstone, like seismometers, that indicate a zone of semi-molten rock starting about 3 miles beneath the surface. The term “semi-molten” is used because the entire zone contains only between 5 and 15 percent liquid rock that occupies small pockets of space between the solid rock.

But the scientists want to assure the public that these observations are no cause for alarm. “Of course, they’re always gonna say that,” says Joseph. “It’s about 700,000 years ago they say when it erupted and it’s long overdue. So here we are, Yellowstone, yet again, thrust into the news because of some of this new data coming out…,” Joseph said.

If the Yellowstone volcano nestled mostly in  Wyoming were to erupt, an estimated 87,000 people would be killed immediately and two-thirds of the USA would instantly be made uninhabitable.  The large spew of ash into the atmosphere would block out sunlight and directly affect life beneath it creating a “nuclear winter.”

Is this a cause for alarm? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s interesting this new Yellowstone information is coinciding with news that a pole reversal is near, the Ring of Fire is waking up, and the sun is approaching its solar minimum which could cause a mini ice age.


fx Mr Hankey Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:56 Permalink

I am sure all the new wasteful spending on ever moar weapons will be helping a lot to either prevent yellowstone from breaking out or to deal with the aftermath. Perhaps throwing some nukes at the damn volcano to teach him to behave in future, might be a good idea.

At least one can hold a beautiful military parade for the remaining population, so that they have something to cheer about.

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A Sentinel sabaj49 Wed, 02/14/2018 - 23:47 Permalink

The answer is kind of obvious. Give Elon Musk $1 trillion to start a caldera pressure reduction project (all solar powered, of course.) have that fag Bezos’ super awesome rocket turn into a drilling machine and give him another trillion. Give the Facebook douschebag kid a trillion just for being a lousy narcissistic shitbag. 

Let the perverts into girls bathrooms.

Outlaw all fossil fuels and make britbob the new environment and super-Vulcano ‘Czar.’

This is a solid 5 point plan that the congress can get behind TOMORROW, “get to work doing the work of the American people” and “do something” as they say, and look out for the welfare of the average American.

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Automatic Choke keep the basta… Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:16 Permalink

ring of fire restless?  yellowstone going to boil over "any minute now"?  pole reversal?  climate change?   new ice age?

i know what all these predictions have in common.    it is a surplus of academics who have run out of grant money, and desperately need to find an impending disaster that "needs more study".

what is broken is our system of valuation and rewards for academic professionals.

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83_vf_1100_c stizazz Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:00 Permalink

  You were molested by a Jew as a child. It is the only logical explanation for your Joo obsession. I suggest aversian therapy. Hire some swarthy hook nosed guy to put you in a gimp suit, whip you, anally and orally rape you, piss on you. Do this every weekend for a year. Or, just get the fuck over it. I vote for the former but your choice. Your shit gets tiresome dude.

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Oliver Klozoff IH8OBAMA Wed, 02/14/2018 - 23:17 Permalink

Since it is pretty well accepted that the Earth's weakening magnetic poles are about to flip, actually in the process of flipping; the Sun's luminescence and magnetic field are in deep decline presaging a Grand Solar Minimum and the uncomfortable fact that the entire Solar System, in its voyage through the Milky Way's Galactic Arm is about to leave a protective and energy dense "bubble" leftover from an ancient supernova whose protection and energy have shielded us from deep galactic cosmic rays; cosmic ray bombardment has been proven to increase cloud formation that will add to the cooling and whose passage through the Earth has been shown to stimulate the crust and mantle as increased vulcanism and earthquake frequency and intensity, I would say you have nothing to worry about at all.

Buy stocks.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Oliver Klozoff Wed, 02/14/2018 - 23:37 Permalink

Not many know the Earth orbits the Galactic star, that's right, the Earth is in an orbit around our galaxy and we're bobbing up and down traveling like a sine wave in orbit around the galaxy. Can't remember the exact time it takes to make it all the way around the galaxy, it's like a million years, not sure of the number but it's millions. We've orbited around 20 times, not sure of the exact number of orbits.

It's interesting to know where the Earth was in orbit at different points like when dinosaurs were present.

But the pole reversal at the same time as the sun's magnetic field is collapsing is an interesting observation. The benefit of Earth's magnetic field is to act as a shield from radiation. Without the radiation shield we would fry.

Also, an event on the sun like a solar flare when the sun's magnetic field collapses means a massive radiation strike on the solar system when the Earth's protective shield is weakening. We don't know what will happen, but we have many theories.

We could enter a cold period with massive famine for 50 to 100 years or we could heat up from radiation strikes because of a weaker or no radiation shield. We may be forced back into the caves.


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