During the Obama administration, the Russians were allowed to conduct extensive international airspace magnetometer research of the instabilities inherent to the western third of the United States. The results of this study are the very weakness that Kim Jong-Un, who now has ICBMs with the capability of reaching this area, could take advantage of with one well-placed nuclear “trigger.” Sound far-fetched? Stay with me here.
Let’s go down the rabbit hole together…
Yellowstone National Park is actually an active supervolcano, and it is HUGE! As you walk around the park you may think: “I don’t see any volcanos?!” That’s because much of the entire park is a volcano – and the bubbling geysers and hot springs are an indication of the churning activity below the surface.
Please watch this short intro video to get you up to speed for the rest of this information before moving on…
“Only” a 10% chance of complete devastation in our lifetime? ONLY???
Let’s get some more details in mind before we talk about why that chance could be increased to approximately 99.9% by North Korea, or any other tactical nuclear power.
The Yellowstone Supervolcano
Beneath the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone National Park lies a ticking time bomb, a supervolcano that’s overdue for its next eruption. When that day inevitably comes, it will trigger the end of civilization as we know it.
The term “supervolcano” implies an eruption of magnitude 8 on the Volcano Explosivity Index, indicating an eruption of more than 1,000 cubic kilometers (250 cubic miles) of magma. Yellowstone has had at least three such eruptions: The three eruptions, 2.1 million years ago, 1.2 million years ago and 640,000 years ago, were about 6,000, 700 and 2,500 times larger than the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.
The last time the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted was 640,000+ years ago. The Yellowstone eruption area collapsed upon itself, creating a sunken giant crater or caldera 1,500 square miles in area. The magmatic heat powering that eruption (and two others, dating back 2.1 million years) still powers the park’s famous geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots.
Here is another short info video with a few major points, please watch before continuing…
Here’s the kicker, recent discoveries have shown us that Yellowstone’s magma reserves are many magnitudes greater than previously thought, say scientists from the University of Utah.
Underneath the national park’s attractions and walking paths is enough hot rock to fill the Grand Canyon nearly 14 times over. Most of it is in a newly discovered magma reservoir, which the scientists featured in a study published in the journal, ScienceMag.
It may help scientists better understand why Yellowstone’s previous eruptions were some of Earth’s largest explosions the last few million years.
In the past 2.1 million years, Yellowstone’s volcano has violently erupted three times and “blanketed parts of the North American continent with ash and debris,” according to the US Geological Survey. Statistically, Yellowstone’s active supervolcano is long overdue for a colossal eruption. According to a Discovery Channel Documentary, an eruption of this magnitude would bury North America, drape the atmosphere in a sulfur haze, dim sunlight, and plunge the world into a volcanic winter.
Recently, in July 2014, ground temperatures rose high enough to dry out geysers and boil the sap in some trees. A few inches under the surface, thermometers recorded a temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit — nearly hot enough to boil water. So, national park authorities closed Yellowstone to keep people from burning their feet — or basting their tires on melting roads.
From that time: Firehole Lake Drive, a 3-mile-plus offshoot of the park’s Grand Loop that connects the Old Faithful geyser and the Madison Junction, is currently off limits. Park operators say the danger of stepping on seemingly solid soil into severely hot water is“high.”
“It basically turned the asphalt into soup. It turned the gravel road into oatmeal,” Yellowstone spokesman Dan Hottle said. While thermal activity under the park often gives way to temperature fluctuations that can soften asphalt throughout Yellowstone, Hottle said the latest wave was much worse than usual.
In April 2o14, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the Norris Geyser Basin in the northwest section of Yellowstone, which spans 3,472 square miles of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, caused no injuries or damages and did not make any noticeable alterations to the landscape, geologists said. Though benign by seismic standards, it was the largest to rattle Yellowstone since a 4.8 quake in February 1980 and it occurred near an area of ground uplift tied to the upward movement of molten rock in the super-volcano, whose mouth, or caldera, is 50 miles long and 30 miles wide.
Now Yellowstone is trembling at a higher level…
The biggest earthquake in 34 years, measuring 5.6 magnitude, hit Montana the morning of July 7th, 2017. The epicenter of the tremor was just 240 miles away from Yellowstone Park.
Panicked residents of Montana feared the worst when the quake struck, with concerns over the stability of the Yellowstone volcano that we are discussing here.
A spokesperson for USGS said: “The location and focal mechanism solution of this earthquake are consistent with right-lateral faulting in association with faults of the Lewis and Clark line, a prominent zone of strike-slip, dip-slip and oblique-slip faulting trending east-southeast from northern Idaho to east of Helena, Montana, southeast of this earthquake.”
The huge quake came just weeks after a swarm of around 900 smaller earthquakes rocked the region.
Hundreds of quakes were recorded at the site, in the state of Wyoming, in just over two weeks – its most active period in five years.
The recent unprecedented earthquake swarms and other signals of activity have put scientists on high alert for a large-scale super volcanic eruption. In the following video, the scientists predict the worldwide effects of this cataclysmic eruption, which experts predict will produce energy equivalent to the detonation of 1,000 nuclear bombs.
What’s the catch to this story? Here’s where it gets not good!
The Russian president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems outlined two key geophysically weak US regions to attack in order to combat NATO’s aggression toward Russia.
In his article, Konstantin Sivkov justifies the option of “complete destruction of the enemy” because NATO has been “moving to the borders or Russia.” He outlined two geophysically weak US regions to attack in order to combat NATO’s aggression toward Russia.
Sivkov, listed as a “Doctor of Military Sciences,” described scenarios that involved dropping a nuclear weapon near Yellowstone’s supervolcano or the San Andreas Fault.
One bomb could catalyze the eruption of this supervolcano…
“Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment. There are signs of growing activity there. Therefore it suffices to say that the impact of a relatively small munition of the megaton class could initiate an eruption. The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States, a country just disappears,” he said, according to a translation by Sydney Morning Herald.
Fears have been raised Kim Jong-un is planning to fire a nuke at the volcano and San Andreas fault line, triggering an earthquake and eruption.
Experts believe the hermit kingdom now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US west coast.
So, now let’s analyze recent events…
North Korea has been carrying out weapons tests at Mount Paektu – a 9,000ft active volcano on its border with China.
And Kim has repeatedly threatened to reduce the US “to ashes”.
The tubby tyrant appeared to reveal his plans when he displayed a map of the US with a massive hole in the middle earlier this month.
Interestingly as noted above, Konstantin Sivkov – an analyst from Russia which has been accused of secretly helping North Korea’s missile programme, suggested a nuclear attack on Yellowstone just two years ago.
As the United Nations dithers, Kim’s rocket scientists have developed an ICBM that can fly up to 7,000 miles – more than enough to reach Yellowstone – and an H-bomb small enough to fit on it.
America’s military might and massive nuclear arsenal could easily overwhelm North Korea – making any launch a suicide mission.
But Kim may only need to fire one missile to wipe out the US completely.
Despite few people living in the Yellowstone National Park, any “super-eruption” would still kill 90,000 people in an initial explosion.
Up to 11 cubic miles of burning magma would run across the surrounding area.
The eruption would also fire ash 25 miles into the atmosphere – blotting out the sun and causing a nuclear winter.
A 10ft blanket of ash would cover the US for 1,000 miles in all directions.
Up to two-thirds of the US would be uninhabitable and Midwest farms would be covered – almost totally stopping food production.
North Korea tested a thermonuclear weapon as powerful as 250,000 tonnes of TNT and 25 times as big as the nuke dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War 2 earlier this month.
In a “purely coincidental” demonstration of what it could do to Yellowstone situation, the blast at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site – just 72 miles from the volcano Mount Paektu – set off a massive 6.3-magnitude earthquake.
Interestingly, there was a mysterious second 4.1-magnitude earthquake at the site 8.5 minutes later.
This has baffled seismologists, but it may have been the collapse of a tunnel at the underground test site, on the slopes of Mount Mantap.
The North Koreans used a concealment cavern and detonated a super bomb deep into Mount Mantap.
How much more evidence do we need of their intentions?
Seismologists speculate further that the secondary seismic event was an earthquake triggered by the test, a rock burst, which is a violent rock fracture around the many tunnels of the mountain.
IMHO, this is exactly the modus operandi I believe they are testing – a triggering of the Yellowstone supervolcano.
They are testing to determine exactly what the yield of a nuclear weapon will be necessary to disrupt the rock cap over the Yellowstone Caldera.
Sources (among others): Russia Issues Grim Report On North American Magnetic Anomaly | EUTimes.net Source: Yellowstone Volcano & Supervolcano Source: Yellowstone Supervolcano | Smithsonian Channel Source: Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano more vast – CNN.com
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NASA wants to play God with the Yellowstone Supervolcano. What could possibly go wrong there?