Yellowstone Super Volcano ‘300 quakes in last week’
The Yellowstone Caldera has experienced a rash of 300 plus earthquakes recently. And it doesn’t seem like the mainstream media has much to say on it.
Here’s the USGS map which shows all the earthquake activity in the region. So it is happening.
Last Thursday, Yellowstone experienced a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, its largest seismic event since 2014. The rash of quakes conjures up old fears that Yellowstone could “pop its top” as one of the largest volcanic events in planet earth’s history, subsequently wiping away civilization as we know it in the United States (and parts beyond).
The issue, according to Youtuber MLordandgod, is that scientists have recently discovered that Yellowstone’s sub-earth magma chamber is four times the size originally thought. That means its capacity for damage is a more intense experience.
You might be wondering, what the heck would happen if Yellow Stone blew its top? Well, it isn’t good. Yellowstone’s super volcano has the energy and capacity to wipe out the entire country. Scientists say it is thousands of years away from eruptions, however, earthquake swarms in the region destabilize predictions, at times. When was the last time an earthquake was predicted correctly? The answer is never, in case you weren’t certain.
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Here’s an example video of what we might expect.
A Yellowstone eruption would mean an absolute nuclear winter. Communities would be buried in molten ash of 10 feet for up to 1,000 miles away from the epicenter. The ash would darken the sun, drop the average temperature and kill up to 90,000 people.
The volcanic side of Yellowstone is 70,000 years dormant and scientists give it the odds of 1 in 700,000 in terms of eruption potential, but again, this science is far from settled.
The food supply would be severely compromised. Communications and the power grid might go down for an unknown amount of time. You’d literally be on your own. Hopefully, you took your prepping seriously.
Being exposed to ash is a bad thing. A very bad thing, in fact. You will most definitely need an N-95 disposable respirator, which is part of your bug out bag essentials. You’d also need eye protection. Your eyese would become severely painful and itchy and could become permantly damaged. And as mentioned prior, a food supply. And I’d also suggest taking a look at our best survival knives list because you’d most definitely need at least a couple of those.
We can’t sit around worrying about these things, but simple and cheap preparation sure goes a long ways. The swarms of earthquakes in Yellowstone should only serve to remind us that our existence here is tenuous. We are, at the very core, survivalists, even if the modern world tends to conceal such.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.