Friday, January 16, 2009

More research on the earthquakes

First off, I'm kinda bummed that I wasn't able to feel the earthquake. I mean it was way to weak to cause any damage, so I could have at least enjoyed it! But, that being said now the whole town is  (by that I mean mainly my roommates) freaking out that we're all going to die. 
This point has some validity to it.

Since Christmas the Yellowstone, Idaho-Wyoming and Montana area has been HUNDREDS of small earthquakes, what they call an earthquake swarm. Which has happened in other parts of the world and not been a big deal. Why so scary that it is occurring in Yellowstone you ask? 
SO there's a super volcano lying dormant (for now dun dun dun) under Yellow Stone National Park.  If and when it erupts, it could be 100 times more powerful than the 1980 Mount St. Helen's eruption which covered the content in ash for several days.  THIS one would cover the world in ash for several years! An eruption like that has not occurred since humans have been inhabiting the Earth... So, in a sense, I'm lucky because I will pretty much die instantly and not have to worry about my food supply slowly diminishing into nothing. But, there there are people, geologists and what not that say not to worry. 

Here's some links to articles;  freak yourself out at your own risk

1 comment:

Mark said...

Scary! So I'm gonna get the slow, painful death? Is this supposed to be worse than Krakatoa? Take care.