Thursday, July 6, 2017

Interesting.. There Seems To Be A Lot Of Seismic Activity In Yellowstone and Now Montana....




LINCOLN, Mont. - An earthquake strong enough to rouse sleeping residents more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) from its epicenter struck western Montana early Thursday.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Today's quake map:





 Some maps of the Yellowstone Caldera....






12 comments:

  1. Felt it here in Spokane!

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    1. How far away are you from the epicenter?

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    2. You can see Spokane in the top map you posted. Works out to roughly 240-250 miles as the crow flies.

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  2. Climate Change

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    1. No shit. We need an earthquake tax!!!

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXEQeTg0Xww
    ignore amos

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    1. THANKS! That was very interesting and educational. Much appreciated

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  4. Although I'm a bit skeptical of a lot of "scientists", if the Yellowstone Caldera ever blew it would kill probably 1/4 of the US population within a week or two, another quarter within a few months, and destroy 90% of US agriculture.

    It has the potential to be an Extinction Level Event.

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  5. The quake was dead center in an ancient caldera.

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    1. Check out the video I just posted that was linked in the comment above by ignore amos.

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  6. Irish, I live in the mountains (west edge of the Sapphire Range) of southwest Montana, at 5000' up the side of a small mountain (around 8000' high) approximately 100 miles away as the crow flies.. I felt the first two quakes (of about ten, I believe) of 5.8 and 4.9, and our house shook significantly, accompanied by a low rumbling noise. We sit on mountain rock, with a thin covering of topsoil. No damage, but a number of paintings on the walls were askew when I got up to check it out.

    I've experienced a number of earthquakes in San Diego and then in far northern California - thanks to the Humboldt Subduction zone (fault) off the coast near Eureka - but I have to say i felt more movement from these quakes originating near Lincoln than I ever have. I started to wonder if Yellowstone was cooking off when the second quake hit so soon after the first. (Yellowstone is only about 170 miles southeast of us.)

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    1. Glad to hear you didn't get any damage Reg. It's quite interesting what is going on out that way. I know there are millions of years of geological formation going on out there. It would suck if our generation hit the lottery for a supervolcano eruption :)

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