(updated March 30, 2014 , 1045pm CT)
Over the past several days ( up to March 31 currently) , a noticeable increase in seismic activity has occurred across the Western United States.
Specifically, a swarm of earthquakes has occurred extending from the Western edge of the Yellowstone magma chamber, now Eastward into the center of the National Park itself.
This building pressure is now manifesting as multiple 3.0M+ earthquakes, all at a 3.0mile or greater depth inside the Yellowstone magma chamber.
As if Yellowstone were not enough, the pressure is also translating to earthquakes occurring farther Southwest from Yellowstone, along the deformed edge of the North American Craton, extending into Central California , along the subduction zone of the North American Plate (and the Pacific Plate).
Yellowstone volcanic movement (greater than 4.0M) here:
California volcanic movement (greater than 4.0M) here:
Oklahoma fracking movement (greater than 4.0M) here:
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More on the Yellowstone movement from tatoott1009 here:
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.
Until things cool off internationally in the West Pacific, we can expect sizable displacement to occur along our plate in North America. This means, Yellowstone, Colorado, Oklahoma, and other areas along the edge of the edge of the craton need to be aware of the possibility of movement in the near term.
Also.. the odd man out, Southern California , near Baja, sits primed, and now showing slight volcanic chamber activity. Expect Salton Sea and Mono Lake to be showing some movement soon.
Earlier this past week.. we made note of the multiple UNREPORTED earthquakes at Yellowstone..
Move forward a few days, and the USGS is now on top of things apparently. Either that, or the movement is now becoming undeniable.
In other news from the region, last week, reports of odd Bison (buffalo) movements exiting the park..
Were the animals trying to tell us something?
More on the animals and earthquakes here: