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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted?

Prophecy Sign:  Increased earthquake and volcanic activity


So what would happen if an extremely large, (9.0 mag), earthquake struck off the West coast of North America?  Could it trigger movements under the Yellowstone caldera or along the San Andres fault line?  A domino effect?   Something like that seems to occur during the time of the Tribulation as a very strong earthquake occurs which triggers what appears to be a massive volcanic eruption that darkens the sky, flattens the mountains and generally makes one heck of a mess on a global scale.

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

What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted?
Even so, the Yellowstone supervolcano remains an endless source of apocalyptic fascination — and it's not hard to see why. In September 2014, a team of scientists published a paper in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems exploring what a Yellowstone super-eruption might actually look like. Among other things, they found the volcano was capable of burying states like Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado in three feet of harmful volcanic ash — a mix of splintered rock and glass — and blanket the Midwest. That much ash could kill plants and animals, crush roofs, and short all sorts of electrical equipment:
http://news.yahoo.com/happen-yellowstone-supervolcano-actually-erupted-150700226.html

Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists
The Cascadia fault in the Pacific Northwest is locked up, meaning that a massive megathrust earthquake could occur at any time, seismologists are warning. “It’s impossible to know exactly when the next Cascadia earthquake will occur,” said Evelyn Roeloffs of the U.S. Geological Survey, speaking last year on the 313th anniversary of a massive quake that hit in 1700—the last major one in the region. “We can’t be sure that it won’t be tomorrow, and we shouldn’t make the mistake of assuming we have decades to prepare.” The tectonic plates normally glide and rub against each other, but periodically they become wedged together. When the fault quits sliding and becomes “locked” in place, it builds energy until it finally ruptures, relieving hundreds or thousands of years of stored-up stress in seconds, Roeloff said. Now, earthquake scientists from Canada and the U.S. who monitor seismic activity along the Cascadia coast have concluded that the dangerous fault line is fully locked, which carries serious implications for an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. 
https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/16/cascadias-locked-fault-means-massive-earthquake-due-pacific-northwest-seismologists 

Volcano Erupts Destroying Cape Verde Villages
The eruption of the volcano Pico do Fogo has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve. Around 1,500 people fled their homes before the lava flow reached the villages of Portela and Bangeira on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, fire brigade chief Arlindo Lima said. "The lava front, (which was) more than 500 metres north of outlying houses in Bangeira a week ago, has swept over much of the village and continues to move forward," Mr Lima added. Both villages have now been largely destroyed according to officials.

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