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Yellowstone Go Boom Now....?

Marc was talking about this a week or two ago.

At the time I didn't really think anything of it as Yellowstone can have up to 3000 earthquakes in an average year. So having a hundred or so across a day or two, whilst a lot, was not anything too out of the ordinary for the area - especially as all of them were very, very low rankings.

It seems to have continued though with a 3.9 having now been recorded and slightly worrying authorities.

Guess Marc's Doomswatch Counter can carry on ticking!

Yellowstone Quakes Raise Explosion Fears (New Scientist; Tuesday 6th January 2008)

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hrafen
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
I would not worry about this much.

A small event like a few hundred meter wide crater happens fairly regularly, every few centuries. This would have local impact only, is a relatively small event, way smaller than St Helens.

A major blow, as in the supervolcano exploding, is a "once in a geological age" event of which there is no real sign.

There are many far more dangerous volcanos out there, those capable of a Krakatoa or even a Thira type event.

Caldera volcanoes really are not a threat in this way, so no matter how large this one is there is no realistic probability of catastrophe.

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