- Recent eruptions, 200 degree ground temperatures, bulging
magma and 84 degree water temperatures prompt heightened srutiny of park's
- BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone
National Park happens to be on top of one of the largest "super volcanoes"
in the world. Geologists claim the Yellowstone Park area has been on a
regular eruption cycle of 600,000 years. The last eruption was 640,000
years ago making the next one long overdue. This next eruption could be
2,500 times the size of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Volcanologists
have been tracking the movement of magma under the park and have calculated
that, in parts of Yellowstone, the ground has risen over seventy centimeters
- In July, 2003, Yellowstone Park rangers closed the entire
Norris Geyser Basin because of deformation of the land and excessive high
ground temperatures. There is an area that is 28 miles long by 7 miles
wide that has bulged upward over five inches since 1996, and this year
the ground temperature on that bulge has reached over 200 degrees (measured
one inch below ground level).
- There was no choice but to close off the entire area.
Everything in this area is dying: The trees, flowers, grass and shrubs.
A dead zone is developing and spreading outward. The animals are literally
migrating out of the park.
- Then during the last part of July one of the Park geologists
discovered a huge bulge at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. The bulge has
already risen over 100 feet from the bottom of the lake and the water temperature
at the surface of the bulge has reached 88 degrees and is still rising.
- Keep in mind that Yellowstone Lake is a high mountain
lake with very cold water temperatures. The Lake is now closed to the public.
It is filled with dead fish floating everywhere. The same is true of the
Yellowstone river and most of the other streams in the Park. Dead and dying
fish are filling the water everywhere.
- Many of the picnic areas in the Park have been closed
and people visiting the Park usually stay but a few hours before leaving
since the stench of sulfur is so strong they literally can't stand the
- The irony of all this is the silence by the news media
and our government. Very little information is available from Yellowstone
personnel or publications. What mainstream newsstories do appear underscore
the likelihood of a massive volcanic eruption. Though geologists publicly
admit Yellowstone is "overdue," they have been quoted as stating
another massive magma release may not occur for 100,000 or 2 million years.
Others close to the story are convinced that a massive eruption is imminent.
A source that has demonstrated first-hand knowledge of the park's history
and recent geothermal events stated the following: "The American people
are not being told that the explosion of this 'super volcano' could happen
at any moment. When Yellowstone does blow, some geologists predict that
every living thing within six hundred miles is likely to die. The movement
of magma has been detected just three-tenths of a mile below the bulging
surface of the ground in Yellowstone raising concerns that this super volcano
may erupt soon."
- This report was taken from a series of articles, emails
and official information