“If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted, What Would Be Left?” Massive Quake Swarm Prompts Question

by | Aug 6, 2017 | Headline News | 92 comments

The following article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.com

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and wipe out life on Earth.


Seismic activity around the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, US, is not uncommon, but the heaviest swarm in half a decade has people very concerned.

Since June 12, The Express reports there has been over 1,400 tremors in the region, and experts state that the swarm could go on for another month.


However, seismologists state that there is nothing to be concerned about yet. Jamie Farrell at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City told New Scientist:

“This is a large swarm but it is not the largest swarm we’ve recorded in Yellowstone.

“Earthquake swarms are fairly common in Yellowstone.

“There is no indication that this swarm is related to magma moving through the shallow crust.”

Neverthelesss, following Montana’s biggest earthquake in 34 years, a 5.4 tremor in early June, which is on the same fault line as Yellowstone, and coupled with the swarm of quakes in the National Park, many are convinced that the supervolcano is now ready to blow.

One local wrote on Twitter: “Earthquake in Bozeman = truly terrified Yellowstone volcano gonna go off.”

So what would happen?

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    1. fozbotz

      maybe SHTFP will come up with an anti volcano ash pill they can sell. Or maybe an anti earthquake jacket you can purchase here.

      • CrackSummSkulls

        But wait we told Redoubt was the best place to bug out and buy property to live and survive as preppers. LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Survival Blog is a Hoax along with his 3ew loving host sellout to America, who stands with Israehell, as the banner on his website claims. I guess he never heard of the USS Liberty, 9-11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing, or Yellowstone Super Volcano.

        Yeah last week it was Greenland about to blow up. Did Somebody give up on that hoax too. When is it going to blow. Pick a date.

        • Odd Questioner

          Meh. It’s a wash, really. The odds of such an event in any given year is lower than your odds of winning the Powerball jackpot. Pretty low on the list of things to prepare for.

          By happy accident (at least as far as this story is concerned), I live in Western Oregon – well outside of the zone that this thing would cover. Thanks to prevailing winds and distance, most of Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington would be fairly clear of it as well (which is incidentally still within Rawles’ hypothetical “Redoubt” paradise.)

          So from my POV, it would be an interesting exercise to see it go off, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

          • The Deplorable Braveheart

            OQ! Good to see you back. I also have doubts about Yellowstone. Just like I ‘m skeptical about New Madrid which I’m close to. If it goes it just goes. I’m headed back to my BOL later this week which is further away so I have a better chance of survival if it happens.

            • Odd Questioner

              I poke my head in from time to time 🙂

              But yeah – Act of God type events on that scale aren’t really too awful worth preparing for. You just have to trust Provenance at that point.

          • Curveball

            My thought is, what if “someone” nuked Yellowstone. Speed along “their” agenda. Forced eruption, guaranteed way to bring about that reduced population… Food for thought anyways. And… I wouldn’t worry about Kimmy, I am sure he could hit North America but I question with how much accuracy… plus I have serious doubts he would actually apply a first strike policy as it would guarantee the destruction of DPRK, this is the concept of MAD and where by his saying the developments of nukes in self defence, is sound in my thought process. I would be more concerned about those elites, those NWO pushers, who want to see a severely reduced population globally and who have the means and connections too make it happen. This is one of those things that just needs a little human intervention to go all kinds of wrong for the entire planet. And when they have 100’s of miles of bunkers and underground highways and food and medicine and armaments for 10’s of thousands for 100 years down there… I am sure they feel invincible and when the time is right for them I am sure we will all pay the price for their arrogance.

            ~Shit, where did my tinfoil go, I was working on some new hats.

            • Odd Questioner

              Currently (and as far as I know), humanity is patently incapable of making a thermonuclear device big enough to pull that off. We’re talking a requirement of Gigaton-sized nukes.

            • Odd Questioner

              Currently (and as far as I know), humanity is patently incapable of making a thermonuclear device big enough to pull that off. We’re talking a requirement of Gigaton-sized nukes.

          • X

            more important subjects to be concerned about if it blows it blows its a God given event of nature

      • X

        do you realize you have a real danger right now in Hanford Washington? it is more dangerous than Fukushima in terms of radiation contamination to the USA it is the largest storage for nuclear waste in the USA and it is leaching into the Columbia River and has been for 70 years look it up read it for yourself it’s something to really think about this earth is beyond mans repair only one hope now so I hope all believe in God because that your only hope

        • Odd Questioner

          Yes and no. Hanford’s watershed does go into the Columbia River, but it has to get through an awful lot of dirt, concrete, etc… and unless you live within a couple of miles (tops) of the river, or rely on it (for food, transportation, and/or water) in your planning, you won’t even be touched by it. You also have to be downstream of the site for your biggest worries – radiation doesn’t crawl upstream, because the particles that become irradiated doesn’t (note: unless it’s a salmon, but they don’t eat when they swim upstream to spawn).

        • John

          You know you’re an uneducated buffoon when your argument is “Look it up”. If you fear nuclear waste, you truly are CLUELESS. Radioactive materials are not “man made” despite common myth, they always have and always will exist in nature. Natural cosmic ray collisions that take place in the upper atmosphere produce over 10,000 metric tonnes of radioactive carbon every year alone. All of this is released directly into the environment. Microscopic amounts of waste potentially leaking from storage is a non-issue that only uneducated neanderthals fear. I don’t need to “look it up”, I’m very familiar with waste storage in Oregon, and I can assure you that you likely get more radiation exposure from your TV set. Whoever told you that it is “leaking” is an even bigger moron than you. Congratulations, you have been brainwashed by big-oil into fearing our planets best chance at a sustainable energy future. Please seek psychiatric care. Paranoid schizophrenia is a dangerous mental illness.

          • X

            I repeat “look it up” as of may 2017 tunnel collapse.

        • John

          God isnt real, by the way. But your tendency to believe in fairy tales really explains your previous stupidity.

          • Anonymous

            poor fool

          • X

            you sound like a nuclear power proponent still promoting this dangerous system and destroying the environment

          • X

            Tell that to the 2.2 billion Christians in the world today.

          • X

            I feel sorry for you.

    2. Brian

      A full scale eruption would make Mt. Saint Helens look puny. You would be looking at an ash cloud that would cover the entire midwest and result in global cooling so that agriculture would be disrupted for years. The surrounding area would be toast with the plasma flow.

      • X

        more reason to prepare for the worst of any scenario that could happen at any time in any place

        • John

          Paranoid loser. Your bug out bag filled with crappy water purification tablets and AA batteries doesn’t actually prepare you for anything, these are all just things small minded people do to make themselves feel bigger. It certainly doesn’t prepare you for an eruption of Yellowstone. 99.99% of you “preppers” would die within 7 days if the shit ever did “hit the fan”. In fact most of you would be the first to die or get killed as you run out your front doors wearing army fatigues trying to shoot your neighbor – at which point you will likely, and thankfully, be shot and killed by a real US soldier.

          • X

            This is a prepper’s site, so why are you here? According to your post you think preppers are stupid. I suggest you troll somewhere else. I really think you’re a government troll.

    3. Gandhi

      If the Yellowstone were to blow again I think what would be left is the visitor center where the goobermint would charge a fee to see the big hole with the pretty rock formations.

      • AKMguy

        LMAO, anything to get a quick buck out of the popualtion!!!

    4. the blame-e

      I am amazed, appalled [sarcasm], shocked, shocked, that fake news is going on in the SHTF blog, a supposedly alt-news site. [heavy sarcasm].

      This article is fake news.

      “Each year, 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes occur within Yellowstone National Park and its immediate surroundings. Although most are too small to be felt, these quakes reflect the active nature of the Yellowstone region, one of the most seismically active areas in the United States.” — Yellowstone Geology

      Run and hide! Run and hide!

      • The Deplorable Braveheart

        Blame-e, I don’t know if the article isany good since I’m not even familiar with that area. But I do know for a fact that Mac Slavo NEVER DELIBERATELY GIVES US BOGUS ARTICLES. Mac can be misled just like anyone else so just settle down.

        • Anonymous

          This is nothing. Wait until August 21 gets here. Supposed officials are warning people in the path of the eclipse to be prepared for an onslaught of tourists. They are warning people to stock up on supplies and be prepared for just about anything.

        • the blame-e

          And I have actually been to Yellowstone. Has “Slavo to the Fake Newso”? If he had, then he wouldn’t be publishing this sissy sh*t.

        • the blame-e

          Have you ever been to Yellowstone. It is still there, Loser.

          • The Deplorable Braveheart

            Blame-e, read my post then you would’ve seen my answer. Nope, never been to Yellowstone. And I’m not a loser so go take a flying leap.

    5. Verne

      //Neverthelesss, following Montana’s biggest earthquake in 34 years, a 5.4 tremor in early June, which is on the same fault line as Yellowstone, and coupled with the swarm of quakes in the National Park, many are convinced that the supervolcano is now ready to blow.//

      Folks this statement is just plain bogus. The Yellowstone swarm is NOT associated with the same structure as the 5.4 Lincoln MT quake, not by a long shot. Sheesh people do some research.

      • Gandhi

        Tell that to all the buried dinosaurs after the last big-un. I say it is time to throw a few virgins in the pit. Throw the Clint-uns too.

        • Old Guy

          If you where throwing virgins in the pit. Bill Clinton would race at break neck speed and jump in after them.

    6. B from CA

      Yellowstone again. I think this video is exaggeration. The break up of the Continent with CAlifornia separated from the rest of America? I don’t think so. The dust would block the sun and lower temperatures. Need surgical masks to filter the dust.

      It would be an epic crisis, but that is why you need to grow a garden, plant fruit trees, nuts, olives, whatever, so you can freeze dry, or bottle can lots of food. If nothing happens, that’s fine. You and your family will eat fresh vegtables, fruit, seeds, and nuts; instead of packaged poison from a food industry who could care less about your health. In fact, the food industry, in cahoots with big Pharma loves to see you eat till you hurt so bad you come like a fool demanding drugs.

      If it blows, it blows.


      • Justice

        B from CA, I would prefer a Yellowstone Super volcanic eruption to losing the electric grid/electricity for 3 years or more. I mean if I get to pick my poison.

    7. aljamo

      I would not want to be in any of the surrounding states or the states bordering those states if and when it blows. Niburu could be the catalyst, or is that just baloney?

      • Paranoid

        First issue is upwind more than 200 miles would not be bothered by the eruption much. Second is Yellowstone has eruptions that aren’t “THE BIG ONE”. Third “The World” won’t be bothered; people yes, but the world doesn’t care about us. Down wind clear to the Mississippi people are toast. Who cares.

    8. Native Born American

      Recently read a novel by Charles A Kidwell, ” American Volcano’ kind of quirky but interesting.

    9. B from CA

      Have you heard of the warrior diet?

      Eat once a day in the afternoon or early evening.

      Make a giant salad. Use a vinaigrette or just some apple cider vinegar. Include chicken breast strips, eggs, and/or beef or lamb. Or make a healthy lamb stew. Just stay away from too much sugary desserts. Berries are healthy and help to balance glucose levels. If you’re not obese or pre-diabetic, an apple pie or honey in your lemon water once a week is fine; but if you’re over weight and/or pre-diabetic cut out all sweet until you are slim and healthy.

      The doctors hate this. The food industry hates it. But you will love it. You have more energy on an empty stomach. You can fast for two or three days with just water from time to time. The toxic poison in your body will come out. Don’t over do it and fast for a month. You’ll die, stupid.

      No food means no shit. Great to know if you drive long distance. Think about it. Psychologically you’ll be way ahead.


      • Anonymous

        My version of the Warrior diet involves tearing my enemies heart out while he is still alive and eating it raw.

        • B from CA


          Sounds delicious but consider Aids and other diseases.

          _ ?


        • Paranoid

          Trust me, the Snowflakes hearts an brains have no value. You might try BBQ Butts.

          • Warchild Dammit!

            Closest I get to warrior diet is juicing.I do a lot of beets,that will flush the kidneys/liver very well,also do grapes/carrots/ginger,hell a lot of different things.I will throw in but not a fan of in any mix is kale/spinach.i swear if you juice and nothing else feel you could shoot heroin in your eye balls daily and still survive(not that I recommend shooting heroin in your eyeballs!).

        • Gandhi

          Anonymous, do you use a food processor to slice the heart?

          • Warchild Dammit!

            Gandi,why a processor when a juicer will do it and you have a instant meal ready?I mean with juicer drink right out of juice container/wash and done,no long term prep work ect. which I believe would be key in eating anothers heart(or any other tasty organs).Sure,once collapse hits then not a big issue,till then food prep of that nature would probably be frowned upon,thus quick is best.

            • Gandhi

              Yes you are right, just bite and run for now.

          • Anticommie

            Slice mostly frozen heart and grind with meat grinder. Immediately fry ground heart to make sloppy joes.

      • Anticommie

        You won’t die from a month water fast. Just make sure you have enough body fat, electrolytes and normal blood glucose

      • Frank Thoughts

        Good advice! The key is to listen to your body, not the TV advertising.

        Become attuned to your body and it will tell you how many calories it needs and even in what form.

        We usually need far fewer calories than we get. Learn to get a buzz off not eating much for half a day or even a day. I go to conferences every few weeks. Rather than dive into the free goodies on offer like most fat f#cks do at these events, I just grab an espresso. This lets me have a few beers or wines later when the meet-and-great happens. I keep trim and don’t flab out at these things. More than once I have also bagged some serious babes: pretty easy to stand out amongst guys with pot bellies and bad suits.

      • RM

        Excellent job there of diverting the thread off-topic. Posting recipes to a thread that has nothing to do with food is a troll tactic. (Along with injecting a non-sequitur about guns/ammo. I see that here often too.)

    10. sam

      Bend over Place Head Between Your Leg’s And Kiss Your Ass Good Bye. (:

    11. watching and waiting

      It has been written that 21 states would be destroyed/damaged and the bread basket of nation/world would be destroyed inviting famine and a nuclear type winter.

      Of course that is only for the U.S.A,. never have considered the effect on other nations as the wind carried the ashe cloud. But perhaps similar results, famine and a nuclear type winter, extreme cold weather with limited growing seasons.

      How about the tremors at Mammoth Lake California and in Oklahoma and Kansas?

      If Yellowstone was to erupt in the extreme manner as it has been described, not many gardens nation wide will survive.

    12. Red Hawk

      Let er rip tater chip!

    13. talon

      Me thinks the American Redoubt will be in doubt…ehhh JWR!?
      Idaho.,Montana…where it has been heavily touted as the place to locate will soon be the place to vacate …with haste!

      • anonymous

        Idiot, look at the jet stream. northwest is the best place to be.

    14. James Woroble Jr

      I am certain of one resulting outcome… IT’LL DRAIN THE ‘SWAMP’ AND DESTROY THE GLOBALIST JEW BANKSTER[Z] ENTIRELY, giving America the only real opportunity to start anew.

    15. Old Guy

      I want it to wait until after the 21 of this month. I don’t want the ash cloud to obscure the view of the eclipse. It can let loose after the sun reappears.

      • watching and waiting

        Some are speculating that the gravitation forces of the moon passing will have some effect on the subject matter and other earthquake prone areas like the Madrid fault line in which the moon will pass very close to.

        In 2024 another solar event (eclipse) will cross over this area. X marks the spot.

        There is concerns regarding the increase of earthquakes after this event.

        • John

          Concerns from whom? Tinfoil hat wearing losers? Certainly not anyone with any degree of education. Planetary alignment doesn’t cause cataclysmic events, period. It’s actually quite common and it has never had any noticeable effect on earth, so why would it tomorrow, or the next day? It won’t!

    16. Traitor Hator

      Never say never? When the guy across the street who thinks your a paranoid,doom porn idiot. Comes over with his wife and kids begging for food. If you say ,never , he will be back with a gun? So never say never?

      • Nailbanger

        Thats going to be a problem isnt it,,
        Think people will have to check their conscience at the door for all of this crap, doesnt matter what causes it, it appears that the only way to survive may be to embrace your inner psycho

    17. Press 9 for English

      Anything can happen at any time and anywhere.

    18. Press 9 for English

      Mass migration to Mexico. Take over their resources, would be appropriate reparations for all the illegals and other crap they have sent over here for decades upon decades.

    19. Traitor Hator

      Some might call it , Doom Lust? But to witness the second coming and the miracles as were in the time of Moses. I don’t care what’s got to blow up first. Or how many of the Tares burn. Even so come soon. Hurry up already.

    20. bobane

      It would be 2045 when the world wide famines would start.
      Until then, Asia would be the power house of the world.
      The Earth is BIG, the oceans are big, the cooling would NOT be sudden.

      • Anticommie

        Yes it would. Do oceans have much warming effect inland? Dakotas are colder than coastal AK in the winter

      • Frank Thoughts

        I’m working on a paper tentatively titled “Tits on a Nun?: NATO in the Post-9/11 World”. It gives a scathing account of the utter uselessness of NATO forces to counter radical Islamic terrorism, and, while the troops were whacking away in their G4S Wakenhuts in the Middle East, they left civilians to be slaughtered back in their home cities. At one time NATO would take on terrorist organizations, primarily left-wing ones, but these days they are more likely to be air dropping weapons and water to these groups. Russia is not NATO’s enemy. Slimy Mooslimes are, as well as border-hopping Africans.

    21. Traitor Hator

      Just remembered a quote from a spartan mother on learning her son was killed in battle: I bore him to die for Sparta , Now my wish has come true.

      • Anticommie

        She bore him to be a fag for sparta now they are extinct. Sparta is just another Sodom. Mother’s shouldn’t be considered parents only incubators and milk producers

    22. Nomadic

      Grandpappy used to worry about Yellowstone blowing…. But it was a bottle of old Yellowstone that got him in the end…. Ol faithful he used to call er

      • Nomadic

        The way people swallow this junk science as empirical data is beyond me.
        At the risk of redundancy … I will repeat myself for the sake of some of you horn swallowing nubes that were probably still pissin the bed when this shiite went down.

        On July 23rd 1995 a construction store manager and amateur astronomer by the name of Thomas Bopp was hanging out with some friends who so happened to have a telescope, when he discovered a fuzzy object in the sky that he had never noticed before.
        Along about the same time a professional astronomer by the name of Alan Hale discovered the same fuzzy object. Was Hale looking through a high powered government owned, taxpayer funded telescope? No hell no he wasn’t…. he was looking through a POS refractory while standing in his driveway.
        Both men being loyal to the Astronomers Community immediately reported their findings to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
        That fuzzy little object came to be known as the Hale/Bopp Comet.
        Turns out the dam thing was six times the size of Halley’s Comet and nasa along with all the international highfalutin astronomical observatories were clueless it even existed.
        To add insult to injury NASA made a statement after HBC had been visible and the most prominent thing in the night sky for more than a year … it would no longer be visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere after tommorow night.( I can’t remember the date right now)
        Turned out to be bullshit…you could see it for months after that.
        Well it wasn’t long before all kinds of crazies started coming out of the woodwork . see Heavens Gate Cult for more details. I don’t have the time or energy to pop open that can of lunacy right now.
        My point is a lot of people think everything these college boy fancy pants walking around with their handheld computers is the gospel.
        Truth of the matter is they can’t hit their ass with either hand most of the time….ITS ALL THEORY!!!
        Hell some of the college boy fancy pants over at CERN think there’s a possibility that everything we ever believed about anything (physics) could someday be proven bogus…. Who knows?
        Bottom line : quit worrying about the mule going blind and keep loading the wagon .
        Statistically you are going to need you’re preps someday.
        That’s empirical data.
        Nom Out

        He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name; who makes destruction flash forth against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress.

    23. Traitor Hator

      A quote from blackbeards log : No rum for days, rouges a plotting, looked hard for a prize.

    24. Traitor Hator

      Quahna Parker blue eyed half Comanche Chief : The White man talks about progress, The Indian fears the white mans progress, Before the white man came this was a good land, Now it’s good for nothing but coyotes and red ants.

      • Anticommie

        Facts and examples please.

    25. Traitor Hator

      Benjamin Franklin: The older I get and the more I learn, The more I’m convinced God has his hand in the affaires of men.

    26. Traitor Hator

      Don’t let the fact that I treat you with respect, Lead you to believe I have any respect for you whatsoever.

      • Justice

        LOL! I will use this.

    27. Nailbanger

      Who knows,
      Mother nature is not always predictable

    28. Kevin2

      What is the conscious regarding the magnitude of this eruption? I’m unaware of anything near approaching it in recored history. It sounds a bit embellished.

    29. Traitor Hator

      Just watched comedian: Nick DiPaola You gotta see this guy.

    30. Bigbluedrew

      A Yellowstone eruption would end America as a nation, MadMax type shit would ensue. It is not on my list of things to prep for however, how pray tell could one prepare for it. Wouldn’t, be able to grow crops to any appreciable extent, all your livestock would probably die within a year. The ash and chemicals released would poison most of nations aquifers in short order. Atmosphere would be poisonous in huge swaths of area for months if not years.Why worry about a natural ELE you have zero control over. Too many things more likely to happen that prudent planning could possibly lead to surviving. If this happens preps would just be a bandaid on a gushing artery.

      • Nailbanger


      • Old Guy

        Actually you can prep for a Yellowstone eruption. Just prep for a stone age existence. A hunter gatherer lifestyle. And I don’t think it would be as bad as many think. For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction. That ash will not remain in the atmosphere it settles to the ground and becomes fertilizer. The volcano eruption elements are all natural things. and nature has a way of mitigating & recycling everything.

    31. the blame-e

      “. . . wipe out all life on Earth.”


    32. Faux Liberte'

      “I have lived up here a long time and wouldn’t last two weeks if I had to move to some apartment down in Longview.”


      “Harry Truman spit in the face of death. On May 18, 1980, death responded with both barrels, pointed right down the volcano’s north flank and into his front door. Truman, the pink Cadillac, his herd of cats and a lot of good whiskey ended up beneath a couple hundred feet of rearranged volcano.” – The Columbian

      I remember Harry’s interviews and refusal to leave in spite of impending death and repeated attempts to get him to leave. After 50 years, and at age 83, he made his mind and lived right up to the very last. I no doubt he raised his glass of whiskey to the oncoming rush.

      We all talk about prepping in terms of physical goods, BOLs and PMs. Yet, few of us consider prepping the mind and soul like Harry did.

    33. MR


      • Mr.

        I thought you did not allow this kind of cap lock profanity here at your comment board? Maybe take it down? Just a “test” anyway. Whatever.

    34. Brian

      The prevailing winds from Yellowstone would probably carry the ash cloud southwards and cover the entire widwestern United States. The Republican states would be far harder hit that the Democratic strongholds on the pacific coast and in the northeast. The impact on the insurance companies might well put them under and the financial industry would be hard-hit. The attorneys would make forturnes over land ownership cases.

    35. NorseMan

      It ain’t likely to blow ‘cold’. You will get something a lot clearer than quakes to announce it. At that point you better get to the Southern Hemisphere ASAP with a bunch of heritage seeds and move enough money to start a new life. You can always return – but you won’t be able to leave after it blows.

    36. Tauri

      What happens if NK hits yellowstone instead of a populated area or military target, would that cause it to erupt?

    37. Bert

      I hope this “Henny Penny” disease isn’t genetic, life is a terrible thing to waste over needless worry.

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