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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption In 2014? Conspiracy Theory Predictions Claim Animals Are Escaping The Park [Video]

Yellowstone Volcano Eruption In 2014? Conspiracy Theory Predictions Claim Animals Are Escaping The Park [Video]

A possible Yellowstone volcano eruption in 2014 has some people pointing to how animals have been spotted fleeing the national park in recent days.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s claimed that the recent Yellowstone earthquakes won’t trigger a volcano, but scientists have acknowledged that if a Yellowstone volcano were to erupt the resulting supervolcano could kill everyone in the United States:

“The Yellowstone volcano erupting could release enough magma and ash to bury whole cities underneath kilometers of destruction. The good news is that the supervolcano at Yellowstone isn’t in danger of exploding any time soon. The last time it occurred was before the dawn of civilization. While it’s believed stopping an eruption is impossible, researchers say they should be able to predict an eruption by monitoring the pressure of underground magma.”

The recent earthquakes only just made the news but the entire area has been rumbling for over a week. Charts from the USGS show that earthquakes higher than 3.0 magnitude have been occurring off and on for multiple days and all of them have been coming from the region of the Yellowstone magma chamber, which, according to ground-penetrating radar, extends as far west as the Oregon state line.

Unfortunately, some conspiracy theorist are claiming the USGS are trying to hide the possibility of a Yellowstone volcano eruption occurring in a our lifetimes. For evidence they’re using videos like these that supposedly show buffaloes “running for their lives” away from Yellowstone national park:

The Yellowstone volcano conspiracy theory is described in more detail in this video:

One website is even trying to make Yellowstone earthquake predictions, claiming they will increase in number and magnitude:

“The heavy earthquake activity along the West Coast of the United States, over the past few weeks, has now translated in the craton displacement that we were expecting. The earthquakes inside the magma chamber at Yellowstone, and the earthquakes now occurring at dormant volcanic chains along South / Central California, mean we can expect further activity in the near term to INCREASE. The increase in activity along the edge of the craton will continue into the near term future due to the overall Pacific displacement occurring internationally.”

In general, most academics agree that predicting earthquakes is difficult to impossible, although it’s possible to analyze areas of the world to determine where the most damage might occur some time down the road. Aftershocks can also be somewhat predicted by considering basic plate tectonics.

The good news is that scientists are monitoring the Yellowstone magma chamber and, last we checked, no one was overly concerned about the possibility of a Yellowstone volcano eruption. The bad news is that they admit that “once you get enough melt, you can start an eruption just like that.” What do you think about the conspiracy theories suggesting the USGS is trying to hide the bad news about the Yellowstone earthquakes?

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56 Responses to “Yellowstone Volcano Eruption In 2014? Conspiracy Theory Predictions Claim Animals Are Escaping The Park [Video]”

  1. Anonymous

    The bison aren't "escaping". They're migrating, like they have for hundreds of years.

  2. Sharon Kay Heap

    Nest time you make a video get someone that knows how to narrate!

  3. Jason Howard

    The video doesn't "supposedly" show buffalo running….they ARE running, that's not debatable. Animals did the same thing before the massive quake that wreaked havoc in Thailand / India..

  4. Anonymous

    Conspiracy theories are illogical. If Snowden proved nothing else, it was that governments cannot keep secrets very well. Most spy theory is based on the assumption that anything known to more than three people is no secret.

  5. Dee Wischer

    If they are "migrating" I think the question becomes 1) is the the normal migration time 2) normal route? Remember episodes like the Thialand tsunami where the animals ran to higher ground?

  6. Freck Wilkinson

    ll if it is going to erupt, it might be to everyone advantage to keep a lid on it at first. Imagine all the hell that will be raised an the maym going on.

  7. Denise Williams

    packing for where? If that goes up none of us is going anywhere.

  8. Anonymous

    Didn't the GOP want to cut funding for science in general and earthquake monitoring in particular?

  9. Martha Weaver

    A lot of the bison and other animals migrate into and out of Yellowstone every year. This video doesn't show anything that is not normal. We have been to Yellowstone many, many times and over the years we have seen the bison running down the roads and across the plains. We have seen them migrate up into Montana and down into The Tetons. Yellowstone experiences hundreds of small earth quakes every week, most are to small for you to feel. Several years ago when we were there Yellowstone had something like 500 earth quakes in the 2 weeks we were there. Never felt a single one of them. In January when we were at Mammoth Hot Springs we got behind a herd of bison that ran down the road for many miles ahead of us before they finally disappeared into the woods. You people are just trying to scare the public. Shame on you. Yellowstone is a magnificent and fascinating place, especially in the winter. If you have never been to Yellowstone and The Tetons it is a must see. You will never forget it.

  10. Michael McGregor

    I, for one, am sick and tired of the "conspiracy theorists"; everything to them is a conspiracy!!!!! Can you even imagine the panic it would create if they were to predict an eruption – say – in six months????? Pandemonium would not qualify to describe the reaction!!!!!!!

  11. Jeffrey Nintythree

    The GOP & their lust for money with all this Gas and Oil Drilling in the U.S. have probably screwed up the geological formation under North American. Get George W Bush, Dick Cheney and the Petro CEO's and lets throw them into this Supervolcano.

  12. Betsy Swall

    Nobody knows anything especially when talking about earthquakes and volcanoes, its usually a suprise when they happen

  13. Rob Carlisle

    I'll never forget snowmobiling through the park when a line of buffalo like this came trotting by. You're right, seeing it in the winter is extra special. A magnificent park, one I've been visiting since childhood and yet it always feels like I'm seeing it for the first time every visit back.

  14. Olivia Baca

    .like birth pains.. earthquakes are getting stronger and more frequent.
    No reason to fear. . If God calls me home it must be my time to go.

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  17. Anonymous

    Conspiracy Theory ? Who are the conspirators? So the earth is conspiring to wipe out North America ? If that sounds stupid it should.

  18. Michael Allen

    At the beginning of the article it says, "researchers say they should be able to predict an eruption by monitoring the pressure of underground magma." Then, at the end it says, "most academics agree that predicting earthquakes is difficult to impossible. The truth is, even though we can't predict when an earthquake/eruption will occur, geology of the area proves that major eruption have occurred roughly every 600,000 years for millions of years into the geologic past. It has been over 640,000 years since the last eruption. Do the math. Whether that means it will happen in our lifetimes, or some decades or centuries from now, it's coming relatively soon. So, the increased seismic activity of late, and the fact that large portions of Yellowstone are actually rapidly rising in altitude (being pushed up by the swelling magma pool underneath), are signs that should have everyone alarmed.

  19. Corey Valdez

    This is most fake computer animated video I have seen in a long time. The Bison's feet actually come off the ground when they get close to the camera. Besides, I didn't hear any of them yelling "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"

  20. Kerry McMahon

    Before Snowden revealed evidence that the government was spying on everyone's phone calls, only conspiracy theorists thought it was doing so. While a lot of conspiracy theories are ridiculous nonsense, there are many that have been proven to be true over time.

  21. Kerry McMahon

    The theory is that scientists know that an eruption is coming and are keeping it secret from the public. Not saying I agree, just pointing out what the conspiracy theory is.

  22. Allison Dosher

    Not to be rude but it actually says estimated every 700,000 years and its been 640,000 since the last so " theoretically" we still have 40,000 to go

  23. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Martha, there is nothing like Yellowstone. I spent 2 months hostessing at the Yellowstone Hotel on Lake Yellowstone which has been the site of some volcanic activity recently. It is an immense volcano that could erupt at any time. Telling people that an eruption is NOT coming is just plain wrong, there is no way they could know. Periods between eruptions are meaningless so It doesn't help to know the time of the last one All you can do is watch for signs, i.e. frequent earthquakes, increased concentrations of sulfur dioxide gas, animals behaving nervously, small eruptions that can signal a large one, etc. Oh by the way, about a 3rd of the elk population is missing from the northern part of the park. Where are they?

  24. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Allison Dosher , you can't trust that. Intervals between eruptions, the geologists say, is meaningless. All you can do is watch the signs like the rising of the land, Michael talks about.

  25. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Allison Dosher , you can't trust that. Intervals between eruptions, the geologists say, is meaningless. All you can do is watch the signs like the rising of the land, Michael talks about.

  26. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    That animals can sense earth movements is fact. That they run from danger is fact. Republicans always deny fact even when it dumps 3 feet of ash on them.

  27. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    That animals can sense earth movements is fact. That they run from danger is fact. Republicans always deny fact even when it dumps 3 feet of ash on them.

  28. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Frankly, I don't see everybody acting like lunatics, some will, not all by any means. What is wrong with people today is their fear of panic is stronger than their fear of actual harm, They're always quelling rumors to prevent panic, like its the worst thing that could happen. This public relations guy Al Nash is giving people a false sense of security to prevent paying customers from leaving the park. I read some nut saying that animals don't leave before a quake, only after. That is just plain wrong.

  29. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Yes, I recall that. Proof that animals don't have public relation guys telling them there is nothing to be afraid of, just go on spending your money.

  30. Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

    Kerry McMahon, scientists never know when an eruption is coming. They are the first to tell you that. They are NOT keeping it from the public, they don't know, they just watch for signs.

  31. Paul Rowlands

    Even if they did know something was going to happen of course they wouldn't tell you. Imagine the chaos it would cause trying to evacuate an area the size of several states. Better to just let it happen then deal with it. Nothing anyone can do anyway. Completely unpredictable.

  32. Fen Needwood

    Geez you're an idiot Geri. Can talk about earthquakes without bashing the people you hate. You would have been one of those morons who blamed the fall of Rome of the Jews. What a loser.

  33. Alexandra Dingleaberry

    Geri Mellgren-Kerwin Just wondering why you and a few others have brought republicans in to this story? I did hear something about funding but even with more funding. They would have no way of knowing. Plus there are signs that will tell them if it will or not.

  34. Alexandra Dingleaberry

    Michael Aruffo Your best bet would be cali or texas. Or places like ny . Anything but the state im in which we will see little impact at first but we will be effected either way.

  35. Alexandra Dingleaberry

    I was joking about the my state thing, but the outside states would be the best bet. Your still affected in some way but your not dead right away.

  36. Rhonda Franklin

    Geri Mellgren-Kerwin It is no secret that the wolf reintroduction has decimated the elk population.

  37. Audra Beck Genna

    Maybe they are running from Obama's busloads of illigals.
    It wouldn't surprise me anymore. In my 67yrs on this planet, i've been surprised more by this sandnigger in 5yrs than all the other years combined.

  38. Forest Macgreggor

    ur a fucking moron shut the fuck up of course there will be activity its fucking volcano and I agree with Martha animals migrate dumb shit and they hadn't lost any elk they "migrated" believe wat u want I don't think the chances of the super volcano would erupt now and if it proceeds to explosive points and destroys us wat can u do mother nature is a bitch wat are u going to do tell it no but besides that they say that the chances of it erupting is 730,000 to 1 and the time between eruptions is a lot of info that we can use and yes we may not know for sure but theres hope and that's wat we need

  39. Forest Macgreggor

    Geri Mellgren-Kerwin and earthquakes don't effect the possibilities of the volcano erupting

  40. Forest Macgreggor

    Fen Needwood I entirely agree geri is fucking stupid