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Stephen Tashiro
01-01-2009, 9:55 PM
I don't like the looks of this: http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone.html

Mike Henderson
01-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Yep, it would be a super mess (and significant loss of life) is it really was to blow. Maybe it'll just be some earthquake activity and then quiet down. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Apparently, the increased quake activity has been going on for a while now. I remember reading about it a little while back (week or two).

Mike

Randal Stevenson
01-01-2009, 10:56 PM
The last thing I saw on it, said it was either past due, or due, depending on who you listened to.
It will blow, the question is when and to what magnitude. I would prefer a much smaller release of pressure, which I hope the earthquakes are doing, rather then the large blowout that was talked about (on the show I saw).

What I wondered (and never saw) was how long after an eruption, (massive one) did the New Madrid fault go off?

Sean Troy
01-02-2009, 12:07 AM
I saw a show on that last night. If it goes on schedule, as far as past history, we still have 100,000 years or so to go.

Chris Padilla
01-02-2009, 12:10 AM
It is not a matter of IF it will blow...just a matter of WHEN it will blow.

Greg Peterson
01-02-2009, 12:39 AM
According to USGS (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/) :

Thursday, January 1, 2009 07:57 MST (Thursday, January 1, 2009 14:57 UTC)

YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (CAVW#1205-01-)
44.43N 110.67W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Aviation Color Code: GREEN



Nothing unusual going on at Yellowstone.

Rich Engelhardt
01-04-2009, 7:19 AM
Hello,

Will the Yellowstone Caldera blow?

Nope!

The EPA has strict guidelines where emisssions are concerned.
Mother Nature would never do anything illegal now would she ;).

Dennis Peacock
01-04-2009, 8:39 AM
Hello,
Nope!

The EPA has strict guidelines where emisssions are concerned.
Mother Nature would never do anything illegal now would she ;).

ROFL!!!!!!! Too funny!!!! http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g69/sawdustar/emoticons/hilarious.gif

Joe Chritz
01-04-2009, 9:44 AM
Yes it will.

Either today or sometime in the next 10,000 years.

We are fairly insignificant in comparison to the powers of nature. All the predictions and whatnot are scientific guesses at best.

It will be a big mess if we are still around when it does.

Joe