According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), in the past week, there have been “changes” to the thermal features on Geyser Hill in Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin. An eight foot round area of ground is now “breathing; rising and falling 6 inches every ten minutes!
The ground has become unstable, new steaming has formed UNDER THE PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALKS, one location now has “bubbling:” under the boardwalk.
In one area, ground temperature has increased to 206 Degrees Fahrenheit!
MORE: Ear Spring “erupted” hurling rocks the size of bowling balls, in all directions, and sending steam and water 20-30 feet into the air!
These changes have forced the National Park Service (NPS) to CLOSE the Upper Geyser Basin of the Norris Junction to tourists.
Ear Spring, pictured above, a normally docile hot pool, had a water eruption that reached 20 to 30 feet high on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The eruption ejected not only rocks, but also material that had fallen or been thrown into the geyser in years past, like coins, old cans, and other human debris.
The last known similar-sized eruption of the spring was in 1957, although smaller eruptions occurred as recently as 2004. As a result of these changes, Yellowstone National Park has closed portions of the boardwalk.
Undoubtedly, the most famous thermal feature of Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin is Old Faithful. Geyser Hill is located just across the Firehole River from Old Faithful and hosts dozens of other hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles.
Hydrothermal activity at several features on Geyser Hill has changed since the eruption of Ear Spring. Most notably, a new feature has formed west of Pump Geyser and north of Sponge Geyser directly under the boardwalk.
The feature erupted overnight between September 18th and 19th and continues to pulse water as a small spouter.
An approximately 8-foot diameter area of surrounding ground is “breathing” – rising and falling by about 6 inches every 10 minutes.
Several other thermal features are more active than usual, including geysering and boiling of Doublet Pool and North Goggles Geyser.
Yellowstone National Park sits atop what’s called a “supervolcano.” There are only 14 supervolcanoes on planet earth, and Yellowstone is the ONLY one on land not covered by ocean.
This is the first time since 1957 that this type of steam eruption took place at Ear Spring.
The fact that USGS and the NPS chose to CLOSE this area to Tourists demonstrates the danger of these developments.
If an actual eruption of the Yellowstone super-volc
ano took place, it would wipe out all life within five hundred miles within one hour. It would spew hot, flaming ash several FEET deep, for over 1,000 miles in all directions, burning and destroying everything it comes in contact with. It would then spew thinner layers of ash more than TWO THOUSAND MILES, ruining crops, killing livestock and altering the weather of the entire planet for years, as volcanic ash blocked-out portions of sunlight.
It would be an indescribable cataclysm- wiping out the western two-thirds of the continental United States!
Previous eruptions of Yellowstone have been documented and measured by the USGS. Ash from those eruptions was found as follows:
What you see on the maps above is what could be affected if Yellowstone blows again.
The USGS is NOT warning of any full scale eruption. If additional signs take place which might indicate such an event, the public would be told by authorities, so there is no need to panic or take any extraordinary actions at this time.
It is prudent, however, to make certain you have emergency food, water and supplies in case something does take place.
For those living in the states shown above, having an evacuation plan is also a good idea. Know in advance WHERE you would go, and have “bug-out” supplies ready to grab and go to survive the trip.
More details if they become available .
SOURCE : halturnerradioshow.com