“Steamboat” geyser erupts- Preceding an earthquake! Yellowstone

http://youtu.be/g9-voJJIOZs

Yellowstone is active right now! “Steamboat” geyser erupts July 31, 2013, after 8 years!!

Steamboat is located in the Norris Geyser Basin. Water temperature nearby spiked when it erupted.

A 2.6 earthquake hit on August 2, 2013, days after with a depth of 6.5 miles deep. Is the earthquake from yesterday more of a sign the region is becoming more active?

In the past, geologists have tried to link Steamboat’s explosions to outside forces, such as earthquakes and increases in yearly precipitation. But the reasoning on how and why are still unknown and unpredictable. This earthquake came after the eruption.

Yellowstone’s last eruption was 70,000 years ago with lava… Currently there are only hydrothermal explosions.

The last major and most recent recorded earthquake was a 7.3 earthquake in 1959 killing 29 people.

20130803-113100.jpg

20130803-113107.jpg

Advertisements

About cindeepthoughts

Just another earthling :)

Posted on August 3, 2013, in Earth, volcanoes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: