A New Thermal Area Was Discovered Under Yellowstone

by | Apr 9, 2019 | Headline News | 11 comments

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    A new thermal area was discovered under Yellowstone National Park, nestled in beautiful Wyoming.  But scientists are adamant this time that there is no “impending eruption” because they found another area of thermal activity near the caldera.

    Although scientists say that this new thermal area is just simply, a normal part of Yellowstone’s dynamic hydrothermal activity, the area has been slowly forming over the past two decades.  Not only that, but it was just recently spotted using infrared images of the existing Tern Lake thermal area. Obviously trying to quell the amount of talk about a supervolcano eruption, scientists insist there is no eruption coming to Yellowstone.

    According to a report by Weather.com, the new area is entrenched deep in Yellowstone’s backcountry between West Tern Lake and the previously mapped Tern Lake thermal area. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the thermal area’s location earlier this month while downplaying any potential for an eruption.  “This is exactly the sort of behavior we expect from Yellowstone’s dynamic hydrothermal activity,” R. Greg Vaughan, a research scientist with USGS, wrote in a blog post, “and it highlights that changes are always taking place, sometimes in remote and generally inaccessible areas of the park.”

    But Yellowstone will erupt at some point, and scientists have previously said we will have very little warning it finally does blow.

    https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/yellowstone-officials-there-could-be-a-supervolcano-eruption-imminently_04132018

    The serene nature of Yellowstone is also one of volcanic activity. Yellowstone has about 10,000 thermal areas concentrated into about 120 distinct areas. The USGS says that a “thermal area” is an area in which magma activity is concentrated underground. These areas can include geysers, like Yellowstone’s Old Faithful; hot springs; and fumaroles, which are vents that allow volcanic gases to escape. They are surrounded by hydrothermal mineral deposits, geothermal gas emissions, heated ground and lack of vegetation, the USGS added.

    The new thermal area, about half a mile from the nearest trail, and about 11 miles from the nearest trailhead was first noticed in an infrared satellite image acquired in April 2017. The area showed up as a bright spot between the Tern Lake thermal area and the western edge of West Tern Lake. –Weather.com

    “Yellowstone’s thermal areas are the surface expression of the deeper magmatic system, and they are always changing,” Vaughn wrote. “They heat up, they cool down, and they can move around.” And Yellowstone has undergone some changes as of late, such as the eruption of Ear Spring, and the newly active Steamboat Geyser.

    Even though a portion of these eruptions, earthquakes, and new thermal activity can be classified as normal, Yellowstone has a long a violent history showing those even mildly concerned about an eruption could be on the right track. But scientists are sticking to their guns and saying there is “no way” Yellowstone is going to erupt.

    “We’ve heard many statements that Yellowstone is overdue — that it has a major eruption every 600,000 years on average, and since the last eruption was 631,000 years ago… well… you can see where this is going,” Michael Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, recently wrote in a blog post. “Is this true? In a word, no. In two words, no way. In three words, not even close. Yellowstone doesn’t work that way.”

     

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      11 Comments

      1. Mr. Sean

        Pretty weak bro.

      2. Anonymous

        C02, originating in dense pockets, in South America and southern Africa, is encircling the southern hemisphere.

      3. george

        BOOM

      4. Chad

        If Yellowstone was going to erupt you think they would even tell us?

        • Allan

          Good point and no, they absolutely would not tell us.

        • Bilge Pump McCoy

          Our government has never lied to us or kept information from us (said nobody ever).

      5. Honeypot

        So, OK. Wyoming is beautiful and there are more than a few white people living there. I guess some people are not concerned about Yellowstone. They probably trust the volcano more than the non-whites. You can’t blame them. The volcano only erupts every 600,000 years. Whereas the negroes erupt every time a brother gets a beatdown by the police.

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      6. repr sleepr

        Nothing changes. Hillary is still a horrid wretch.

      7. redoubt

        As if they would tell us !

      8. Heartless

        My apologies to Yellowstone. I’ll never bury the output from chili madness night there again. Never realized it’d be a type of China Syndrome. My bad.

      9. Jeff Smathers

        If they just make a strong law like they do for guns…. A no eruption zone…..

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