YELLOWSTONE’S SUPER-VOLCANO: VIOLENTLY RUMBLING
by homment | 06.02.2014 | Views: 1262
Yellowstone National Park is the site of one of the worlds most destructive forces. A supervolcano.
On average, Yellowstone’s Caldera erupts about every 640,000 years. According to the analysis of earthquake data in 2013, the magma chamber is 80 km (50 mi) long and 20 km (12 mi) wide, and is shaped like 4,000 km3(960 cu mi) underground mass, of which 6–8% is filled with molten rock.
A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park.
Reports are coming in the a borehole (B944) at Yellowstone Lake (where most activity is) has shown some pretty intense movements.
The activity began around 12:00 Noon, Mountain Standard Time (MST) on February 1, and was detected by a seismometer in Borehole B944 then continued, non-stop, all day yesterday getting worse and worse as the hours wore on. The activity is continuing right now at 6:06 EST AM as this news article is being produced. This according to Turner Radio Network.
The map below shows the location of Borehole B944 in relation to Yellowstone Lake and the rest of the park.