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