Earthquake swarm builds at Yellowstone caldera

Posted on May 8, 2011 by The Extinction Protocol

May 8, 2011 – Yellowstone swarm quake notice. Over the last few days, there have been a number of small quakes erupting at Yellowstone. The strongest quake in this small swarm occurred today with a 3.3 magnitude earthquake at a 6 km depth below the park.
The greatest danger for Yellowstone is not from the number of quakes in a swarm but it comes from the North American Plate being pushed over the caldera. Geologists have linked tectonic plate movements to nearly every eruption at Yellowstone in the past. This is what the globe is currently experiencing as evidenced from the 9.0 March 11 Tōhoku quake in Japan and there is more tectonic plate agitation occurring now than there was two years ago. Magma is there. It’s very pressurizes and it’s already deforming the ground. All Yellowstone is awaiting is a trigger and that could come with little or no warning. The chamber under the volcano snakes down some 400 miles into the mantle, perhaps longer. An eruption could be sustained almost indefinitely in geological terms due to its unique volcanic plumbing. We shouldn’t become complacent about the number of quantitative quakes in this or any future swarm as a barometer for an eruptive event. Extinction events, by their very nature, often come with no annunciation. –The Extinction Protocol
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2 comments on “Earthquake swarm builds at Yellowstone caldera

    • As plates move and interact with each other, stress (pressure) builds up over time. When the stress increases to a certain point, it overcomes the tendency of the plates to press together and creates a sudden shift in the plate positions, resulting in what are called seismic waves. These waves are what we feel as an earthquake as they move out and away from the epicenter of the plate shift.

      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_an_earthquake#ixzz1MQzFCRvk
      http://geology.er.usgs.gov/
      If you look at the map at the link above you will see that even though you are on one ‘plate’, there are all of the other tectonic plates around it. Our planet’s seemingly stable surface is made up of enormous pieces of rock (Tectonic Plates) that are slowly but constantly moving. Those pieces continually collide with and rub against one another, and sometimes their edges abruptly crack or slip and suddenly release huge amounts of pent-up energy…earthquake.

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