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Highly concentrated levels of CO2 at Yellowstone prompt fears of violent eruption

August 18, 2016

Sean Martin

 

 

"RAISED levels of carbon dioxide at America’s famous Yellowstone Park has prompted fears that the deadly volcano beneath is on the verge of a catastrophic explosion.

 

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A new video on YouTube uses satellite imagery to show that large levels of carbon dioxide are being omitted from Yellowstone volcano.
 
Volcanoes are more likely to emit larger levels of CO2 in the lead up to an eruption as it typically a sign that pressure is building beneath the surface.
 
A new YouTube video from The Cutting Edge 2 used satellite imagery to reveal that the levels of carbon dioxide at Yellowstone volcano is among the most concentrated in the world.
 
As the narrator of the video says: “That lets us know that we’re probably getting some kind of leak from one of those fault zones in that area.”
 

A new video on YouTube uses satellite imagery to show that large levels of carbon dioxide are being omitted from Yellowstone volcano.

Volcanoes are more likely to emit larger levels of CO2 in the lead up to an eruption as it typically a sign that pressure is building beneath the surface.

A new YouTube video from The Cutting Edge 2 used satellite imagery to reveal that the levels of carbon dioxide at Yellowstone volcano is among the most concentrated in the world.

As the narrator of the video says: “That lets us know that we’re probably getting some kind of leak from one of those fault zones in that area.”

Something is Happening at YELLOWSTONE - Satellites Detecting Raised CO2 Levels

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkfQ0Oh-_2k

 

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/701489/Yellowstone-fears-violent-eruption-devastation-volcano

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A lady reported that her 4 yr old g.son would not wake up this am.   He was rushed to hosp w/oxygen, but was affected by Carbon Monoxide, not CO2.  An adult male was also treated, and locals were told to keep quiet??  There are wildfires all over too.  They checked the apartment and found no type of contamination from gasses.  In any case if you live near Yellowstone, be alert and aware.

 

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/currentfireactivity.htm   danger wildfires Yellowstone

 

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/5382/ 

 

http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/smokereport/mostRecentUpdate.aspx?smokeID=1095

 

http://imgur.com/a/VXCsT

 

http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataDisplay.aspx?siteAcronym=PE&siteName=West%20Yellowstone&targetDate=8/29/2016  air monitoring W Yellowstone this am.  <<<Off the chart this am

 

Highly concentrated levels of CO2 at Yellowstone prompt fears of violent eruption

August 18, 2016

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/701489/Yellowstone-fears-violent-eruption-devastation-volcano

 

Also a 4.8 earthquake 

 

Be Prepared! Yellowstone M4.8 Earthquake, Censored foreshock

 

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Black Smoke At Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park Volcano Update

 

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Scientists tracking earthquake swarm in northern Yellowstone Park

Claire Chandler                 June 16, 2017

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University of Utah    

This map shows recent earthquakes from the University of Utah's seismograph stations as of June 16, 2017 at 10 a.m.

 

"The small earthquake that struck Yellowstone National Park on Thursday night was part of a swarm that has been hitting the area since Monday, scientists say.

The quake was centered near West Yellowstone, but was also felt by people in Gardiner and Bozeman.

“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. About half of those come in earthquake swarms — lots of earthquakes in a small area in a short amount of time."

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http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/yellowstone_national_park/scientists-tracking-earthquake-swarm-in-northern-yellowstone-park/article_6643afcf-6dbe-5f18-ba2b-2b839d8e3f5f.html

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YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO HIT BY A SWARM OF MORE THAN 400 EARTHQUAKES IN ONE WEEK

June 20, 2017     Hannah Osborne

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Updated | Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 400 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana.

The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place in Yellowstone National Park. “The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” scientists from the University of Utah, which monitors Yellowstone Volcano, said in a statement.

“The earthquake was [reportedly] felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere in the surrounding region.

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http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-eruption-risk-627189

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Since June 12 almost 500 earthquakes recorded in Yellowstone

June 21, 2017

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"BUTTE – The earth continues to move under West Yellowstone. The region has recently been swarmed by several small earthquakes after experiencing a large one last week.

“Since the magnitude 4.5 earthquake last Thursday afternoon, there have been hundreds and hundreds of small earthquakes, a handful of magnitude threes, but just an extreme number of small earthquakes,” said Mike Stickney, the head of earthquake studies at Montana Tech.

This earthquake swarm began June 12 on the Western edge of Yellowstone Park and there have been more than 460 quakes since Monday. However, swarms are not unusual for the park.

“There are active periods and quieter periods. We appear to be coming out of one of the quieter periods and we’ll see what the future holds,” Stickney said.

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http://www.ktvh.com/2017/06/since-june-12-almost-500-earthquakes-recorded-in-yellowstone

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NATURAL DISASTER: 5.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS MONTANA, RAISING SUPERVOLCANO CONCERNS

Ryan Bort           July 6, 2017

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"Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky.

Early Thursday morning, residents of southern Montana feared the worst when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the region. Though its epicenter was only 230 miles from Yellowstone, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says the seismic activity was not irregular, and the supervolcano is not expected to erupt anytime soon.

"The location and focal mechanism solution of this earthquake are consistent with right-lateral faulting in association with faults of the Lewis and Clark line, a prominent zone of strike-slip, dip slip and oblique slip faulting trending east-southeast from northern Idaho to east of Helena, Montana, southeast of this earthquake," said the USGS.

Nevertheless, people were concerned."

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http://www.newsweek.com/montana-earthquake-yellowstone-supervolcano-632736

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM IN YNP CONTINUES

July 21, 2017 

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"An earthquake swarm that began in Yellowstone on June 12th is still rumbling on.
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations is monitoring the swarm, which is currently active on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park. The swarm so far has consisted of 1,284 events with the largest magnitude of a 4.4. There have been 7 earthquakes in the magnitude 3 range and just over 100 earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range. Researchers say 125 people reported feeling the magnitude 4.4 event on June 16th.
Jeff Hungerford, a geologist with Yellowstone National Park, says these swarms are perfectly normal."

http://www.mybighornbasin.com/2017/07/21/earthquake-swarm-in-ynp-continues/

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9/02/2017 -- Large earthquake strikes near Yellowstone -- North Korea Nuke Test WHILE LIVE ON STREAM

 

 

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Warning; Local Womans Report, Yellowstone Volcano Ground Uplift, and Sinking

 

 

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YELLOWSTONE GEYSER ERUPTS FOR EIGHTH TIME IN THREE MONTHS, STUMPING SCIENTISTS

June 7, 2018            Meghan Bartels

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"Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser, the largest in the world, has now erupted eight times in less than three months, in a geological puzzle that has fascinated scientists working at the site.

The most recent Steamboat eruption occurred Monday just after 9 a.m. "It was unbelievable," Jamie Farrell, a geologist at the University of Utah who happened to be at the geyser during the eruption, told Newsweek. He's seen plenty of other geysers go off—but not Steamboat, which is capable of the largest eruptions of all currently active geysers.

"The first thing that comes to my mind when I think back on it was just how loud it was, the roar of the eruption," he said, comparing the second part of the eruption to the sound of a jet engine. That came after a dramatic half hour of the geyser gushing water—and the occasional baseball-sized rock—about 200 feet into the air.

Farrell wasn't there purely by luck; he was there to collect 28 seismometers he had deployed about a month earlier. Fortunately, he hadn't started gathering them up when Monday's eruption began, so they recorded a total of four eruptions, data he's now working on analyzing.

Perhaps the weirdest characteristic of the current spree of eruptions is that the past seven appear to be working on a schedule of sorts, with one eruption every six to eight days. With the notable exception of Old Faithful's solid predictability, geysers usually erupt at random. Steamboat's apparent pattern could be a break from randomness—or might be just a coincidence.

Wendy Stovall, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, is hopeful Farrell's measurements will help scientists tackle that and a number of other questions they have about geysers. "The goal really was to better understand Steamboat as a geyser in and of itself," she said of the instrument array."

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http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-steamboat-geyser-eruption-old-faithful-964542

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