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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Yellowstone Super Volcano Threatens Two Thirds of USA

Prophecy Sign:  Great earthquakes, (and volcanoes), in diverse places

When one reads the following news articles regarding the Yellowstone super-volcano, the warnings of the book of Revelation becoming so much more vivid and certain.  In the 6th chapter of Revelation we read of an event that seems very much to be that of a huge volcanic eruption on the scale of a super-volcano complete with massive earthquakes.  Bible prophecy is true and sure and nobody can claim in that day that they were not warned of what was about to happen to an unrepentant world.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Revelation 6:12-14 NIV

Yellowstone Super Volcano Threatens Two Thirds of USA
The reservoir of lava beneath Yellowstone National Park is at least twice as big as scientists previously thought. Researchers from the University of Utah say the lake of molten rock is at least two-and-a-half times larger than the previous estimate, with pictures showing the reservoir measures 80km long and 20km wide. Reported in Nature, geophysicist Robert Smith said: "I don't know of any other magma body that's been imaged that's that big." Scientists reported their finding at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado. Yellowstone is the largest supervolcano on the continent and has erupted several times in the last two million years. If it was to erupt today, some scientists predict a cloud of plant-killing ash would affect areas up to 1,000 miles away, with two thirds of the US becoming uninhabitable.

Yellowstone's killer hazard: Earthquakes, not eruptions
A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region's real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported here Sunday at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. "The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes," said Robert Smith, a seismologist at the University of Utah. "They are the killer events." Smith and his collaborators analyzed 4,520 earthquakes in and around Yellowstone that struck between 1985 and 2013. Their goal: Create the best picture ever of the magma chamber hidden beneath the park's colorful hot springs and spectacular geysers. A side benefit was a better view of the seismic risk from nearby faults.

Yellowstone: Volcanic Eruption vs. Earthquake
Yellowstone National park is the largest super-volcano on the continent and possibly the world. It's an underground boiling cauldron of lava, but just how likely is it to erupt or do scientists have other concerns? "It's been 640,000 since the last eruption," says Jake Lowenstern, a scientist with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The lava pool beneath Yellowstone National Park is more than twice as big as scientists previously believed, that's according to new research from the Geological Society of America. Scientists from the University of Utah say the lake of molten lava is nearly 50 miles long and 12 miles wide. Jake Lowenstern, a scientist with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, says even a small eruption could cause a minor disaster.

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