US and earthquakes

Tarri

Jedi Master
I get email alerts from the USGS site of all the earthquakes. Check out the current quakes slamming the US:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/

It's not surprising, yet its amazing that nothing is being reported on the news channels. The quakes have been building all year. The quakes are spreading from the west coast towards the east. Yellowstone area is really waking up.
 

Cyre2067

The Living Force
Noticed this too, they get mention on drudgereport and a few other alternative news sites. MSM doesn't seem to care unless a few people die.

Just another sign of whats to come imho.
 

Laura

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Fascinating and thank you for the alert. I also get them, but I've been so busy I hadn't bothered to go and check the map.

Remember the 5 pointer that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks back? That was so weird that I sat up and took notice. We published some things on the Signs page about it including some related articles where a geologist had a theory abut the New Madrid fault being related to quakes in the Gulf and Atlantic.

Also, the other day we published the article about the rift in Africa that is opening phenomenally fast. Well, something is going on and it doesn't bode well, I suspect.
 

Mr. Premise

The Living Force
If Yellowstone is waking up that is a real bad sign, because that would be the site for a supervolcano which would eliminate all life in a 700 mile radius. Some scientists say we are due for one there. It could be tomorrow or in several hundred or thousand years. A big one happened 2.1 million years ago. This http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/2005/docudrama.html is from the US Geological Service.
 

Tarri

Jedi Master
Something I forgot to mention, in Bend Oregon, there is a bulge that is growing. Its speculated that it is a new Volcano growing. Here is a link to an article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9227930/ I know there has been articles on the site about it, just thought I would tie all this together.

Its interesting that Washingtons St. Helens and Mt. Rainier, and our Oregon's Mt.Hood and the Three Sisters are so close together, and with the bulge in Bend, it does not bode well for the cities nestled close to these potential monsters. I have heard scientists in the past saying that they feel that the Three Sisters in Oregon are more like the Hawaii Volcano's (thick roppy lava) where the other three are explosive. I don't know how they came up with this info, it was quite some time ago that found that info. I don't even remember where I found it.

And then add the fact that the earthquakes are growing east....

Anyone for fireworks???
 

anart

A Disturbance in the Force
Looks like quite a few quakes in the last day or so right next to Vancouver island http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/49.51.-130.-128.php

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/ ---> http://www.iris.edu/seismon/zoom/events/?lon=-129.52&lat=50.15
 

rrraven

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hello all , a friend has send me another link to a Hungarian site that does all kinds of disasters not just earthquakes but volcanoes ,tsunamis , accidents and so on ,too :scared:
-http://visz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index.php?lang=eng
RRR
 

gwb1995

Jedi
Thanks for the link. I follow the reports from the USGS on daily basis and this additional link may give additional insite.


Regards,

gwb1995 :)
 

webglider

Dagobah Resident
I found this on WhatsReallyHappening. I don't know how to upload the map.

http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone.html Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West
Yellowstone National Park Special Map




Click on an earthquake on the above map (or in the list below) for more information.
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Update time = Sun Dec 28 23:00:03 MST 2008
Here are the earthquakes appearing on this map, most recent at top ...


MAG DATE LOCAL-TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km

2.5 2008/12/28 22:30:04 44.507N 110.371W 0.8 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.2 2008/12/28 22:23:37 44.511N 110.369W 1.2 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
1.9 2008/12/28 21:29:18 44.522N 110.385W 1.0 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.9 2008/12/28 21:25:54 44.504N 110.364W 0.6 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.2 2008/12/28 16:57:57 44.509N 110.372W 0.9 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.0 2008/12/28 16:08:25 44.491N 110.390W 1.7 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.2 2008/12/28 12:55:17 44.499N 110.350W 0.4 63 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.6 2008/12/28 12:32:15 44.511N 110.352W 0.3 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2008/12/28 08:37:41 44.523N 110.370W 0.4 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.2 2008/12/28 02:23:57 44.505N 110.363W 0.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.2 2008/12/28 00:15:19 44.487N 110.358W 0.4 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.1 2008/12/27 23:37:20 44.491N 110.383W 0.2 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.4 2008/12/27 22:23:54 44.490N 110.360W 1.9 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.8 2008/12/27 22:15:56 44.492N 110.365W 0.2 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.6 2008/12/27 17:08:50 44.493N 110.354W 0.4 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.2 2008/12/27 15:30:03 44.495N 110.367W 0.2 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.4 2008/12/27 13:26:27 44.488N 110.365W 0.3 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
3.5 2008/12/27 13:17:32 44.481N 110.362W 0.7 62 km (39 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.3 2008/12/27 11:56:35 44.484N 110.367W 0.5 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.8 2008/12/27 11:23:07 44.490N 110.369W 0.1 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.5 2008/12/27 10:01:07 44.484N 110.367W 0.2 62 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
2.6 2008/12/27 09:30:53 44.497N 110.368W 0.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
0.5 2008/12/22 19:07:25 44.630N 110.995W 6.0 9 km ( 6 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT



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Gandalf

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webglider said:
I found this on WhatsReallyHappening. I don't know how to upload the map.

You right click on the map, after that you choose property and you have the address of the map. You copy that link and after that you insert it in the little icon "insert image. Hoping it is clear . And there it is:

Yellowstone.gif
 

webglider

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Namaste said:
You right click on the map, after that you choose property and you have the address of the map. You copy that link and after that you insert it in the little icon "insert image. Hoping it is clear . And there it is

Thanks Namaste. The directions are clear.

I notice that the map doesn't seem to be interactive once it's been moved. On the original site, the different areas of the map provide information if one clicks on them.
 

logos5x5

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Hello Everyone

Here´s a new update on Yellowstone earthquakes:

MAG DATE-TIME LAT LON DEPTH Region

2.9 2008/12/29 20:38:25 44.514 -110.381 2.1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.9 2008/12/29 19:29:39 44.513 -110.381 0.5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.5 2008/12/29 19:28:56 44.515 -110.381 0.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.3 2008/12/29 19:14:49 44.521 -110.369 1.8 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2008/12/29 04:25:54 44.514 -110.370 0.1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2008/12/30 00:36:40 44.525 -110.362 1.2 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2008/12/30 11:59:07 44.533 -110.374 0.9 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2008/12/30 19:05:13 44.540 -110.350 0.1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.5 2008/12/31 05:17:42 44.530 -110.375 1.1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2008/12/31 05:06:40 44.529 -110.382 1.6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.3 2008/12/31 15:02:12 44.523 -110.361 4.9 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.7 2008/12/31 11:15:45 44.522 -110.372 1.2 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.6 2008/12/31 09:05:59 44.520 -110.368 0.5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.6 2008/12/31 09:02:29 44.525 -110.362 4.3 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.5 2008/12/31 08:59:22 44.522 -110.362 0.5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.0 2008/12/31 08:58:12 44.527 -110.369 1.3 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.9 2009/01/01 12:51:25 44.552 -110.358 1.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2009/01/01 10:13:52 44.527 -110.353 2.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.6 2009/01/01 10:13:01 44.527 -110.356 0.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.6 2009/01/01 10:06:51 44.527 -110.377 0.5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.9 2009/01/01 10:02:58 44.530 -110.357 2.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.5 2009/01/01 05:19:51 44.529 -110.357 0.4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.7 2009/01/02 20:33:54 44.553 -110.338 0.9 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.7 2009/01/02 20:23:58 44.556 -110.357 1.3 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.1 2009/01/02 20:15:39 44.528 -110.366 3.4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.2 2009/01/02 19:40:54 44.549 -110.370 0.2 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.8 2009/01/02 18:48:22 44.551 -110.354 0.6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.5 2009/01/02 18:32:49 44.549 -110.357 5.4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.5 2009/01/02 05:10:55 44.546 -110.355 0.1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.0 2009/01/02 01:30:57 44.560 -110.320 2.2 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.1 2009/01/02 01:21:20 44.556 -110.368 3.7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
3.1 2009/01/02 01:13:06 44.559 -110.367 1.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
2.6 2009/01/03 00:23:22 44.669 -110.163 1.0 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING

I´m not very knowledgeable about this type of phenomena but i guess that the frequency of this earthquakes is somewhat anomalous, too much of them in a very short time, though the magnitude it´s not very high.
I found this article: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2009/01/02/yellowstone-earthquakes-supervolcano-update.html


A Yellowstone earthquake update:

1) The rumbling continues, including 3.5, 3.0 and 3.2 quakes just today

2) Here is some more Jake Lowenstern (the Yellowstone volcano scientist) analysis (via TIME):

Jake Lowenstern, Ph.D.,YVO's chief scientist, who also is part of the USGS Volcano Hazards Team, told TIME that it doesn't appear a supervolcano event is imminent. "We don't think the amount of magma exists that would create one of these large eruptions of the past," he said. "It is still possible to have a volcanic eruption comparable to other volcanoes. But we would expect to see more and larger quakes, deformation and precursory explosions out of the lake. We don't believe that anything strange is happening right now." Last summer, YVO installed new instrumentation in boreholes 500 to 600 feet deep to better detect ground deformation. Says Lowenstern: "We have a lot more ability to look at all the data now.

3) Here is a passage on the Yellowstone supervolcano from "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. He interviews a Yellowstone geologist, Paul Doss. I don't find it reassuring:

I asked him what caused Yellowstone to blow when it did.

"Don't know. Nobody knows. Volcanoes are strange things. We really don't understand them at all. Vesuvius, in Italy, was active for three hundred years until an eruption in 1944 and then it just stopped. It's been silent ever since. Some volcanologists think that it is recharging in a big way, which is a little worrying because two million people live on or around it. But nobody knows."

"And how much warning would you get if Yellowstone was going to go?"
He shrugged. "Nobody was around the last time it blew, so nobody knows what the warning signs are. Probably you would have swarms of earthquakes and some surface uplift and possibly some changes in the patterns of behavior of the geysers and steam vents, but nobody really knows."

"So it could just blow without warning?"

He nodded thoughtfully. The trouble, he explained, is that nearly all the things that would constitute warning signs already exist in some measure at Yellowstone. "Earthquakes are generally a precursor of volcanic eruptions, but the park already has lots of earthquakes-1,260 of them last year. Most of them are too small to be felt, but they are earthquakes nonetheless."

A change in the pattern of geyser eruptions might also be taken as a clue, he said, but these too vary unpredictably. Once the most famous geyser in the park was Excelsior Geyser. It used to erupt regularly and spectacularly to heights of three hundred feet, but in 1888 it just stopped. Then in 1985 it erupted again, though only to a height of eighty feet. Steamboat Geyser is the biggest geyser in the world when it blows, shooting water four hundred feet into the air, but the intervals between its eruptions have ranged from as little as four days to almost fifty years. "If it blew today and again next week, that wouldn't tell us anything at all about what it might do the following week or the week after or twenty years from now," Doss says. "The whole park is so volatile that it's essentially impossible to draw conclusions from almost anything that happens."

Evacuating Yellowstone would never be easy. The park gets some three million visitors a year, mostly in the three peak months of summer. The park's roads are comparatively few and they are kept intentionally narrow, partly to slow traffic, partly to preserve an air of picturesqueness, and partly because of topographical constraints. At the height of summer, it can easily take half a day to cross the park and hours to get anywhere within it. "Whenever people see animals, they just stop, wherever they are," Doss says. "We get bear jams. We get bison jams. We get wolf jams."

In the autumn of 2000, representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service, along with some academics, met and formed something called the Yellowstone Volcanic Observatory. Four such bodies were in existence already-in Hawaii, California, Alaska, and Washington-but oddly none in the largest volcanic zone in the world. The YVO is not actually a thing, but more an idea-an agreement to coordinate efforts at studying and analyzing the park's diverse geology. One of their first tasks, Doss told me, was to draw up an "earthquake and volcano hazards plan"-a plan of action in the event of a crisis.

"There isn't one already?" I said.

"No. Afraid not. But there will be soon."

"Isn't that just a little tardy?"

He smiled. "Well, let's just say that it's not any too soon."


Thanks for posting the website webglider. :)
 

Ruth

The Living Force
I love a good story and a good mystery. I thought this was a very enjoyable presentation by Nick Zentner of Central Washington University called "Great Earthquakes of the Pacific North West". Heck, I even know what a turbidite is now too! I wonder if anyone has any ideas about what's behind the slow clockwise rotation of the Pacific North West crust?

 
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