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The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is approaching a record number of eruptions

 

(CNN)The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park is no Old Faithful.

 

The world's tallest active geyser -- whose major eruptions shoot water more than 300 feet into the air -- is known to be unpredictable. But if there was ever a year to witness Steamboat's spectacular surge of water, this might be it.


We're just over halfway through 2019 and the Steamboat Geyser has already erupted 25 times, according to the US Geological Survey. That puts it on track to surpass last year's record of 32 eruptions -- the largest number ever recorded in a year. The record before that was 29 eruptions in 1964.


The Steamboat Geyser erupted seven times just last month alone, the USGS said. June's outbursts, which occurred on the 1st, 7th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 23rd, and 28th, also smashed the record for the shortest interval between eruptions -- just over three days.

 

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On 6/23/2017 at 5:12 AM, spjunkies said:

I tried to warn you people, but you didn't want to listen. Apparently the seismic activity has really picked up in the area. Further details are in this video if you have a few minutes to spare.

 

 

Think I'll flee to the Virgin Islands when this happens, how about you?

I'd **** my pants....yellowstone is my back yard...actually i wouldn't even have time to **** my self lol

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1 hour ago, bakedtater1 said:

I'd **** my pants....yellowstone is my back yard...actually i wouldn't even have time to **** my self lol

 

Anderson Cooper will be on the scene with an umbrella.

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7 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

 

Ha, that was proposed some time ago (article is from last year). But our civilization can't even mobilize against a climate change threat that is actively happening right now, let alone something that might not happen for another 100k years or so. 

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Two earthquakes detected near Old Faithful Geyser Saturday night, early Sunday morning

 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Two small earthquakes were detected near Old Faithful Geyser, the first occurring Saturday night followed by another early Sunday morning.

 

A magnitude 3.2 quake hit at 7:29 p.m. Saturday approximately 14 miles northeast of Old Faithful, according to the United States Geological Survey.

 

The depth of the quake was about 2.1 miles.

 

At 5:32 a.m. Sunday, USGS detected a 3.5 magnitude quake approximately 15.5 miles west, southwest of Old Faithful.

 

The second quake occurred at a depth of 9.9 miles.

 

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Yellowstone volcano: USGS reveals caldera ‘deformation’ amid overdue eruption claims

 

YELLOWSTONE volcano scientists at USGS have revealed caldera “deformation” that has occurred over the last year, in the midst of claims an eruption is overdue.

 

The Yellowstone caldera, which lurks beneath the first-ever US national park, gets its chilling nickname as a supervolcano due to its ability to inflict devastation on a global level. Spreading across the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is constantly monitored by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) for signs that a supereruption is on its way. This has only happened three times in history, 2.1 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago and 640,000 years ago, leaving some to claim the massive eruption is overdue. 

 

Self-proclaimed experts reach this conclusion by calculating the difference in time between each event, meaning it would be 40,000 years overdue.

 

Amid the claims, USGS Scientist-in-Charge at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Mike Poland has revealed details of activity over the last year.

 

He said earlier this month: “During the month of November, the University of Utah seismograph station which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Yellowstone seismic network located 107 earthquakes in the Yellowstone region.

 

“The largest was this one here, a magnitude 3.1 that occurred outside the park, just west of Hebgen Lake.

 

Dr Poland went on to discuss the deformation recorded.

 

He added: “This is the GPS deformation over the last two years on the Sour Creek resurgent element station at White Lake.

 

“Down, in this case, downward trends mean subsistence and upwards trends mean uplift.

 

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“So over the last two years, there was an overall downward trend that suggests subsistence of the resurgent dome.

 

Fellow scientist Jake Lowenstein previously rubbished claims that the volcano is overdue, though.

 

He told viewers on the USGS YouTube channel in 2014: “When you see people claiming it’s overdue, usually the numbers they come up with say the last eruption was 640,000 years ago, but it erupts every 600,000 years. 

 

"But, in fact, if you average the eruption intervals, there’s 2.1 million to 1.3 million and then another 640,000 years ago. 

 

“If you average those numbers you come up with something that’s over 700,000 years. 

 

So, in reality, even if you tried to make this argument, it wouldn’t be overdue for another 70,000 years.” 

 

Dr Lowenstern went on to state even this calculation is questionably useful. 

 

He added: “The other thing that is important to realise is that when they do statistics based on two eruptive intervals, they are just playing games.  

 

“Because we don’t know. There’s no clock down there, the magma is going to erupt when it wants to erupt.  

 

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UNUSUAL UPLIFT AT YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO WAS CAUSED BY MAGMA RISING UP DEEP BENEATH THE SURFACE, STUDY FINDS

 

In 2013, an area of the Yellowstone supervolcano started rising at an unusually high rate. Over the next two years, it rose by over 5.9 inches per year—the highest rate of uplift ever recorded inside the caldera. What was behind this was unknown.

 

Now, scientists have said this unusual period of ground deformation was the result of magma intrusion deep below the Norris Geyser Basin area. When magma rises, it pushes the rock above it up.

 

In a study published in the Journal of Geological Research-Solid Earth, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) looked at the event and found magma rising under the Basin was behind the uplift.

 

The period of uplift at Yellowstone over 2013 and 2014 came to an abrupt end when a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit the area. At this point, uplift switched to subsidence, and the ground started to sink. Uplift started again in 2016 and continued until the end of 2018. It now appears to have paused.

 

Steamboat Geyser, the tallest currently active geyser in the world, broke its own record for eruptions in 2019, producing 48 over the course of last year—16 more than the previous record set in 2018. Researchers say the shallow magma under the Norris Geyser Basin may suggest there is an increased risk of hydrothermal explosions in the area.

 

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My mother just canceled her plans to go to Holland, because of the Coronavirus stuff (or maybe the company running it canceled it).  She and my stepdad decided on a drive to Yellowstone instead.  I think it is my duty as a good son to start emailing them Yellowstone doomsday articles a couple times per week now.

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On 3/13/2020 at 8:07 PM, skinsfan_1215 said:

Yellowstone needs to **** or get off the pot. 

 

Nearly a dozen earthquakes shake near Yellowstone National Park in 24 hours

 

West Yellowstone in Montana reported eleven earthquakes on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

The strongest one measured a magnitude of 3.1. The area was hit by 34 other quakes in the past month, the Idaho Statesman reports.

 

The quakes have ranged between 1.6 to 3.1 magnitudes and were about three miles deep.

 

A swarm of earthquakes is not unusual for the area.

 

Yellowstone is one of the most seismically active places in the U.S., recording around 700 to 3,000 quakes per year, according to the national park's website.

 

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Over 90 Earthquakes in 24 Hours Reported Near Yellowstone Lake

 

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Seismic activity near Yellowstone Lake has seen a big increase over the past 24 hours. USGS photo
 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The southwest side of Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park, is experiencing quite an uptick in seismic activity today, Thursday, September 10.

 

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone experiences about 1,500 to 2,500 located earthquakes per year, many occurring in swarms, or earthquakes that cluster in time and space. Most swarms are small, containing 10-20 earthquakes, and short, lasting for one to two days.

 

Today’s seismic activity is a little abnormal in that as of 4 pm Thursday, 93 earthquakes, and counting, have occurred all within this area of Yellowstone Lake since Wednesday night, according to USGS data. All but seven of the earthquakes have been under 2.5 magnitude. None have reached 3.0 magnitude.

 

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Side note, this park and the surrounding area is absolutely beautiful. It's everything you've probably imagined and then some. It's why I keep coming back here.

 

It'll be sad when it all gets vaporized. 

 

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