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Yellowstone geyser erupts for fifth time in months, prompting fears of an eruption

Yellowstone geyser erupts for fifth time in months, prompting fears of an eruption

Does the USGS, NASA, and other government agencies know more than they are leading people to believe when it comes to the Yellowstone supervolcano?

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(INTELLIHUB) — The largest active geyser in the world has erupted for the fifth time this year, prompting the general public to wonder if an eruption of the supervolcano is imminent.

Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have been trying to quell peoples fears that the magma chamber may explode by producing a series of information and awareness videos explaining how everything should be okay for the time being.

@USGSVolcanos issued the following tweet on Sunday: “#Steamboat #Geyser in @YellowstoneNPS erupts for [the] 5th time in 2018, just before 4 AM on May 13. Steamboat also had frequent eruptions in the 1960s and early 1980s. No implications for volcanic activity, but good implications for viewing some spectacular geysering this summer!” (typos corrected)


Seismic record from Norris museum showing Steamboat eruption starting just before 4 AM local time on May 13.Temperature record (UTC time) from Steamboat geyser. Spike at about 10:00 UTC (4:00 AM local time) records hot water from the eruption passing by the temperature sensor.

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in @YellowstoneNPS erupts for 5th time in 2018, just before 4 AM on May 13. Steamboat also had frequent eruptions in the 1960s and early 1980s. No implications for volcanic activity, but good implications for viewing some spectauclar geysering this summer!


Plus, University of Utah Seismograph Station sensor readings indicate an uptick in activity which may be acting as a red flag indicator to people in-the-know.

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

But at the same time, NASA has been working on a plan to drill into the molten magma chamber and pump water into it in an effort to stop such an eruption from occurring, one that could send the world into a nuclear winter scenario.

Withal, some scientists fear the current activity may go hand-in-hand with the recent activation of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and volcanoes located in the Pacific Northwest.

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