Yellowstonen supertulivuori aktivoitui taas tutisemaan

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Jaajaa, Yellowstonen Caldera on jälleen [linkki aiempaan kirjoitukseeni] aktivoitunut joulun aikaan...
  • Yellowstone Earthquakes Under Supervolcano Caldera - Capital Commerce (usnews.com)
  • "Let me quote the words of President Tom Beck (Morgan Freeman) in the comet-hitting-earth film Deep Impact: Within a week, the skies will be dark with dust from the impact and they will stay dark for years. All plant life will be dead within weeks. Animal life within a few months. So that's it. Good luck to us all."

  • Toba catastrophe theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "According to the Toba catastrophe theory, 70,000 to 75,000 years ago a supervolcanic event at Lake Toba, on Sumatra, reduced the world's human population to 10,000 or even a mere 1,000 breeding pairs, creating a bottleneck in human evolution. The theory was proposed in 1998 by Stanley H. Ambrose of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign"

  • Rantburg - unusual seismic activity in yellowstone

    "They're certainly not normal," Smith said. "We haven't had earthquakes in this energy or extent in many years." "This is an active volcanic and tectonic area, and these are the kinds of things we have to pay attention to," Smith said. "We might be seeing something precursory."

  • Scientists keep eye on unusual Yellowstone quakes - Standard.NET - Standard-Examiner

    "Scientists are closely monitoring more than 250 small earthquakes that have occurred in Yellowstone National Park since Friday. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone. But Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah, says it's very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days."
  • YouTube - Scenario: supervolcano eruption in the US
    "What would happen if America's dormant supervolcano erupted one day?"

EDIT 5.1.2009
Yellowstone National Park - State of Emergency
"I am advising all State officials around Yellowstone National Park for a potential State of Emergency. In the last week over 252 earthquakes have been observed by the USGS. We have a 3D view on the movement of magma rising underground. We have all of the pre warning signs of an eruption from a super volcano. - I want everyone to leave Yellowstone National Park and for 200 miles around the volcano caldera because of the danger in poisonous gasses that can escape from the hundreds of recent earthquakes. These poisonous gasses that can escape from underneath a lake present even more of a potential problem because of the super volcano."

EDIT 9.1.2009:
USGS Release: No Yellowstone Evacuation Warning Issued (1/8/2009 11:39:14 AM)
Yellowstone Lake Earthquake Swarm Summary as of 8 January 2009
EDIT 12.1.2009:
Quakes shake loose fears about Yellowstone volcano