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(USGS)   Magnitude 4.8 earthquake registered in Yellowstone National Park, home to the largest supervolcano on the planet. NOW you may panic   (earthquake.usgs.gov) divider line 11
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2014-03-30 04:01:19 PM  
2 votes:
I'd say it was a good run, but man... humanity has was too many assholes.
2014-03-30 07:42:16 PM  
1 votes:
Ahh fark it, I was about done with civilization anyway. The Bieber generation is starting to come of age.

cmon supervolcano
or asteroid
2014-03-30 04:47:59 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Fuzzypaws: I've been waiting for this moment my entire life.


Me too!

i.imgur.com
2014-03-30 04:40:14 PM  
1 votes:

Nefarious: Well on the USGS website the largest previous earthquake in the Yellowstone area was 3.5 so it was pretty big.  Now does it actually mean anything?


What I want to know is what is the wildlife in the area doing. If all the wolves and the bison are running away as fast as they can, we're farked. Don't they have a lot of them collared with GPS? Someone needs to look into it.
2014-03-30 04:19:07 PM  
1 votes:
The best part about the Yellowstone caldera blowing is you don't need to worry about it.  If it goes - you're toast.  Period. There is no prepping or amount of duct tape and plastic wrap that will help you.
2014-03-30 04:14:55 PM  
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: DamnYankees: There's really no point in panicking. If the Yellowstone Caldera ever goes off, everyone in the United States will die and the rest of the world will be left in a "The Road"-esque scenario. There's really nothing you can do save yourself from it, no point in worrying about it.

The idea everyone else will die too isn't quite as comforting to me.


Newsflash:  You're going to die anyways.
2014-03-30 04:13:20 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when they start coming in swarms


FTFA: The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake occurred at 06:34 AM on March 30, 2014 (MDT). The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a series of earthquakes that began in this area on Thursday, March 27. As of 8:15 am today, this series has included at least 25 earthquakes in addition to the main shock, with the largest of magnitude 3.1. The magnitude 4.8 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park and in the towns of West
Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana.

Do you mean like that?
2014-03-30 03:59:12 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: There's really no point in panicking. If the Yellowstone Caldera ever goes off, everyone in the United States will die and the rest of the world will be left in a "The Road"-esque scenario. There's really nothing you can do save yourself from it, no point in worrying about it.


Yeah, not so much.  The ash plume will barely reach western Minnesota/Iowa.  Things might be a bit dodgy for the folks in Fargo, but the rest of the US should be OK.  Or at least not dead within a few days of the event.

As for Fimbulwinter, I've got my axe and my knife at the ready!
2014-03-30 02:18:28 PM  
1 votes:

MattStafford: I'm not going to lie, I'm going to be kind of bummed if I die without seeing Yellowstone going off.  It's like some kind of Chekov's gun thing for me.


If I was you, I'd be more worried about dieing without finishing your economics degree.
2014-03-30 01:12:32 PM  
1 votes:
This isn't good.
2014-03-30 09:44:15 AM  
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Nefarious: Well on the USGS website the largest previous earthquake in the Yellowstone area was 3.5 so it was pretty big.  Now does it actually mean anything?

It means we need to stock up on K-Rations, ammo, and make our peace with God!


Look on the bright side.  If it goes, global warming won't be an issue.
 
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