Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cooling Off Rumors

I've noticed the growth in stories about possible imminent volcanic activity at the Yellowstone super cauldron over the last year or so, though I've discounted them almost entirely.  Well, apparently the interest level, and concern about, these rumors reached the point that the experts at Yellowstone National Park decided to release a statement reassuring the general public.  Here's the opening portion:

Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory posted a brief article online Friday titled "A Short Statement Regarding Recent Rumors" to help dispel rumors that have begun circulating -- again -- about a possible eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano, reports of mass evacuations, and other such issues.
The YVO staff wrote:
We have received enough concerned emails and phone calls that we've spent some time tracking down a few of the statements made on various "alternative Internet news sources."
1) First, everyone should know that geological activity, including earthquakes and ground uplift/subsidence is well within historical norms and seismicity is actually a bit low at present.

Click here to read the rest of this interesting article.