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Yellowstone Eruption Claims Denied by Park Officials

A rumor that the Yellowstone supervolcano is about to erupt has been racing around the internet, but park officials say that there is not the slightest sign that this is going to happen, and, as can be seen in the Old Faithful live webcam, no evacuation is under way....
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Scientists Claim Threat Of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Thought

A recent study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, indicated that the risk of a "Supervolcano" eruption could be between 10 to 100 times more likely than previously thought.

Scientists originally assumed that seismic activity was necessary to crack open the earth's crust and trigger a supervolcano eruption, but...
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With Yellowstone shaking, we ask how the eruption of a supervolcano would really affect the US

Unknowncountry has been monitoring the increased earthquake activity at Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, and considering the potential effects of a Super-volcano eruption. The National Park is perched on top of a simmering Super-volcano which has been responsible for some of the largest and most cataclysmic volcanic eruptions in known history....
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A Beautiful Park May Soon Burn Up

Scientists have been worried for years that the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone will explode, but there's a more immediate concern about the health of that beautiful national park: Fire. ...
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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Why it may be about to blow - Is the supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park about to blow? Sometimes science is right and seismologists have discovered that there is a huge plume of molten rock over 600 miles deep beneath the park that is increasing the changes of volcanic activity.

Seismologist Mathias Obrebski used...

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Yellowstone: About to Blow?

New detailed seismic images of the "plumbing" that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano shows a plume of hot and molten rock rising at an angle from the northwest at a depth of at least 410 miles. Does this mean it's about to blow?

A study used gravity measurements to indicate the banana-shaped magma chamber of hot and molten rock a few...

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Yellowstone Quakes Have Slowed Down

Danger of volcano eruption is over - The earthquake swarm in Yellowstone is finally dying down, so the fear that they might set off a volcano that would lead to the deaths of as many as a billion people has also abated.

According to the Billings Gazette, 400 more quakes have been reported since the beginning of the year...

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Earthquake Swarm in Yellowstone

In earthfiles.com, our Dreamland science reporter Linda Howe writes that after many warnings, it's finally happened: Yellowstone has become dangerously restless. But it's not the volcano eruption that has long been anticipated, it's an "intense earthquake swarm," consisting of 250 separate quakes, that could lead to an eruption.

Linda...

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Is Yellowstone About to Blow?

Almost a year ago, we asked the question, when will Yellowstone blow? The Yellowstone "supervolcano" has risen at a record rate since mid-2004. A blob of molten rock that size of Los Angeles that has been discovered 6 miles beneath the slumbering volcano could be the problem.

Seismologist Robert B. Smith reassures us that "there is no...

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When Will Yellowstone Blow?

Our National Parks may be changing radically?very soon. One of the world's largest supervolcanoes is beneath Yellowstone National Park. It's "sleeping" right now, but if it "wakes up," it could destroy parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and there is a lot of activity going on, deep beneath the surface. For some reason, the nearby Teton...

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Yellowstone Still Threatens to Blow

There are mysterious forces agitating deep beneath Yellowstone National Park, sending up geysers of water in unexpected places. Much of the park is actually a dormant volcano, but it may not be dormant for much longer.

Bjorn Carey writes in LiveScience.com that in the past 10 years, this volcano has risen almost 5 inches, which indicates...

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BBC Drama Says Yellowstone Could Kill a Billion

A new BBC drama claims that the Yellowstone supervolcano isunstable and could explode, and if it does, subsequentdisruptions of the earth?s climate will lead to the deathsof a billion human beings. Although the film is not adocumentary, its producers claim that it is based on actualdata gathered with the help of US Federal EmergencyManagement...

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Earthquakes Swarming on Cal-Nev Border

Microquakes continued to swarm in a remote area along theNevada-California border on Sunday, September 19. As of9:00PM Pacific Daylight Time, over three hundred microquakeshad been recorded in the area.

The quakes are taking place along a fault line that is notedfor being seismically robust. Numerous microquakes wererecorded in the same...

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Ominous Signs at Yellowstone

The deaths of five bison in Yellowstone National Park were caused by toxic gases seeping from steam vents, according to park officials, who noticed the dead animals on March 10 at Norris Geyser Basin, a concentrated area of geysers, hot springs and steam vents. Is this more evidence that Yellowstone is about to blow?

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Yellowstone Supervolcano will Devastate Wide Area

Regarding our story on Yellowstone volcanoes getting ready to blow, a reader named "Jeffrey" writes: "Actually, the Park Department IS telling everyone about the danger and eventuality of Yellowstone exploding. I'm not sure why the news media hasn't picked it up?And yes, the next big explosion is long overdue." When it blows, it will devastate...

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Is Yellowstone Worse Than They Say?

The U.S. Geological Service and the media have been super-conservative with their warnings about the Yellowstone supervolcano. But evidence is accumulating that the park is in big trouble because the vast volcanic region beneath its surface could be on a fast track to eruption. One source says, "The American people are not being told that the...

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Scientist Says Yellowstone Bulge Could Mean Explosion

Lisa Morgan, the geologist leading a US Geological Survey team studying a bulge beneath Yellowstone Lake says, "it could be the precursor to a hydrothermal explosion." Hydrothermal explosions take place when water is superheated by lava and they can be extremely violent.

Geothermal activity and earth movements have been increasing in...

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Yellowstone Lake May Blow

The Casper (WY) Star Tribune reports that there's a 100-foot-high bulge in the bottom of Yellowstone Lake that's getting ready to explode. The bulge, about 2,100 feet long, formed within the last few years, and the lake's water is getting hotter. An explosion would create 10-foot waves and shoot out rocks and poisonous gas. U.S. Geological...

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