All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘supervolcano’

Yellowstone Earthquake Causes Little Damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Sunday near the Montana border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3 were also recorded. USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory spokesman Peter Cervelli noted that the epicenter of the quake was situated in the middle of park, near the Norris Geyser Basin. Cervilli added …

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Yellowstone Earthquake: Caldera Remains Calm

The Norris Geyser Basin felt the seismic bass drop today – all 4.8 worth of it. No injuries were sustained in the midst of this natural phenomenon common to Yellowstone – even though it was the strongest quake to hit the park since the 80’s. Yet, raised eyebrows about these more intense quakes have had more to do with whether …

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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. Forget about frostbite and mittens; it might pretty much be curtains for civilization. That’s not really news, though. So, why …

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Supervolcano: Is it Time for Another Eruption?

While the country concentrates on keeping warm this winter, Yellowstone National Park holds another concern of different temperatures. Yellowstone National Park holds the only supervolcano not under sea level, and it could erupt at any time. CNN tells us that according to Geophysicist Bob Smith who heads the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory at the University of Utah, it is more than …

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