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Animals Fleeing Yellowstone

#1  Postby Sovereign » Apr 03, 2014 11:37 pm

Fast forward to yesterday.

At Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, there is a mass animal exodus underway. Miles of buffalo can be seen running frantically from the Northwest end of the park. They are even running down roads. Elk are also evacuating at an astounding rate. Smaller animals such as rabbits and squirrels are also fleeing Yellowstone.

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#2  Postby DougC » Apr 03, 2014 11:41 pm

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#3  Postby minininja » Apr 04, 2014 12:03 am



The officials are denying it and coming up with all sorts of explanations. It must be true.
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#4  Postby laklak » Apr 04, 2014 3:56 am

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Yellowstone hotspot

#5  Postby kennyc » Apr 04, 2014 11:24 am

ANIMAL EXODUS: Will Yellowstone 'super volcano' erupt?

Everyone has heard the old adage that animals can sense when bad weather will strike, and a mass exodus of bison and elk from Yellowstone National Park has some wondering if it's an ominous sign.

Video footage of bison and elk literally hitting the road has fueled fears, especially after the strongest earthquake in 38 years struck the park on Sunday.

It may be that Old Faithful isn't the only thing on a schedule in Yellowstone. The park itself sits on an enormous super volcano that hasn't erupted in 650,000 years, but though it may be due for an eruption soon, soon is relative.

"Given the life span of the average human, we don't really have anything to worry about," Jenni McDermott, a geologist at St. Thomas University, assured.

Yet, whether it erupts in a few years or 1,000, many people wonder whether there will be any warning. McDermott told Fox 9 News there may be, or there may not.

"We see a little activity, and then a lot more, and then a lot more, and then a lot more, and then we'll see an eruption," she explained.

The 4.8-magnitude earthquake that hit at the end of last week has some wondering if that activity is ramping up. After seeing footage of bison hoofing it away from the hills, many began to speculate that the animals had a sixth sense telling them to flee.

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Re: Yellowstone hotspot

#6  Postby kennyc » Apr 04, 2014 11:49 am

and from IFLS: No an Eruption is not imminent:

Is Yellowstone About To Erupt?

April 3, 2014 | by Janet Fang

Have you seen this video of bison running out of Yellowstone? If you haven’t, here’s a version with dramatic music.

It’s no secret that Yellowstone National Park sits atop a “supervolcano.” But now, accounts of animals supposedly fleeing the park before an earthquake last Sunday have sparked fear that one of the world’s biggest supervolcanoes is about to produce an apocalyptic eruption.

That is very likely not going to happen. And if you don’t believe me, here’s Al Nash, chief of public affairs for Yellowstone: “We have seen no signs to suggest the Yellowstone volcano is about to erupt.” No signs of imminent eruption.

In his “Rumor Control” video, Nash explains the natural geological system of the park, which has between 1,000 and 3,000 earthquakes a year. “Frankly, we are just a few miles above some really hot magma,” he says. That magma serves as the heat that fuels the geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles in the park -- you know, the iconic things that attract three million visits a year.

This past Sunday, a magnitude 4.8 event -- later updated to 4.7 -- occurred at 6:34 am local time about four miles north of Norris Geyser Basin in Wyoming,


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#7  Postby mattthomas » Apr 04, 2014 12:00 pm

You'd expect to see significant uplift and ground swell if it were imminent would you not?
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#8  Postby kennyc » Apr 04, 2014 12:07 pm

Yes, probably and that is something they are monitoring constantly.
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#9  Postby mattthomas » Apr 04, 2014 12:21 pm

I'm not aware of any reports in recent years about ground level, other than one area of the park actually dropping a few years ago
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#10  Postby theropod » Apr 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Search for He3 release at Yellowstone, and there have been some swelling in the past couple years. Not sayin' it's gonna blow, but keep in mine it could.

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#11  Postby Cito di Pense » Apr 04, 2014 5:34 pm

theropod wrote:Not sayin' it's gonna blow, but keep in mine it could.


And if it did, we'd be shafted. I try to adit all up, but it just don't make sense. My effort is in vein.

theropod wrote:Search for He3 release at Yellowstone, and there have been some swelling in the past couple years.


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#12  Postby orpheus » Apr 04, 2014 7:38 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:
theropod wrote:Not sayin' it's gonna blow, but keep in mine it could.


And if it did, we'd be shafted. I try to adit all up, but it just don't make sense. My effort is in vein.

theropod wrote:Search for He3 release at Yellowstone, and there have been some swelling in the past couple years.


We're domed, I tell ya! Ohhhhh, stop, stop! You geyser killing me!


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Re: Animals Fleeing Yellowstone

#13  Postby hackenslash » Apr 04, 2014 7:46 pm

FEMA should be caldera disaster occurs!
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#14  Postby kennyc » Apr 04, 2014 9:13 pm

I think you've all been buffaloed.
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#15  Postby Cito di Pense » Apr 04, 2014 9:51 pm

hackenslash wrote:FEMA should be caldera disaster occurs!


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#16  Postby Horwood Beer-Master » Apr 05, 2014 12:24 am

DougC wrote:BOOOOM!


...sooner or later...

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#17  Postby james1v » Apr 05, 2014 1:58 am

Some of my best fiends (who are seismologist), are bison's.



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Re: Animals Fleeing Yellowstone

#18  Postby Alan B » Apr 05, 2014 11:04 am

Have there been any observed past episodes of animals moving en masse in this neck of the woods?

So far we've only seen shots of buffalo in this present, er, 'scare'.

It really must be a slow news day...
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