Yellowstone UPDATE #3: Over 1,562 Earthquakes in 57 Days!

For the third time, we bring you an update of the tenuous seismic situation at Yellowstone National Park.  This follows closely after our two other stories on this critically important threat to our very existence:

For-More-InformationYellowstone Update #1: 464 Earthquakes in 10 Days!  (June 22, 2017)
Yellowstone Update #2: Now 878 Earthquakes in 14 Days! (July 1, 2017)

As first reported on June 22, 2017, an ancient super-volcano, or caldera, lies beneath the surface of Yellowstone National Park. About 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes strike Yellowstone each year, according to researchers Рwhich is now cause for significant alarm, as the park has seen that the annual number of earthquakes occur in just the last 8 weeks. 

UPDATE:  August 14, 2017

According to a shocking report in the UK newspaper Daily Mail on August 10, 2017,¬†as the 1,500+ small earthquakes continue to rock the ground around Yellowstone National Park’s supervolcano, scientists have revealed new evidence of the changes going on beneath the ground.

A new map from the US Geological Survey shows how the ground around the Yellowstone caldera has deformed over the span of two years, as the quakes release uplift-causing pressure, allowing the ground to sink back down. ¬†This activity is typically linked to changes in magma and gases deep below the surface ‚Äď but for now, the experts say there‚Äôs no cause for worry.


  • The minimum annual average number of earthquakes in this region – 1,000, or ¬†2.74/day

  • The maximum annual average number of earthquakes in this region – 3,000, or ¬†8.22/day

  • The current number of earthquakes in the last 57 days – 1,562, or 27.4/day – that’s OVER¬†3 TIMES the maximum average

In the article below, with source information from Newsweek, you will see that this deformation of the land around the volcano region is actually one of the very signs of¬†a possible eruption. ¬†We still do not believe that they would warn us of any impending danger until there was literally no time left to deal with it anyway. ¬†With possible several states completely wiped out by such an eruption, there’s not much anyone could do about getting away from it at the time of the eruption, including flying away from it.

Keep praying, folks.  And be prepared (see the bottom of this article).

Original Article – August 4, 2017

Newsweek reported on August 4, 2017 that:

Observers have now recorded more than 1,500 earthquakes on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park as part of an ongoing ‚Äúswarm‚ÄĚ currently in its seventh week. The swarm began on June 12, and, as of 13:00 MDT on August 2nd, 2017, is composed of 1,562 events,‚Ä̬†a statement from the University of Utah‚Äôs seismograph stations said. During the swarm‚Äôs second week, a spokesperson for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) told¬†Newsweek¬†that the¬†activity appeared to be ‚Äúslowly winding down,‚ÄĚ but incidents have continued since.

According to this article, the biggest quake during this swarm (and the strongest recorded since 2014 as well) had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, and 8 more events registered in the magnitude 3 range.  The quakes have been occurring at between zero and 14 kilometres below sea level, with 5 quakes being reported as being felt above ground by people in the area.  Nearly 1,000 of the quakes were in the magnitude zero range or lower.

Recent earthquake swarm activity in Yellowstone. (Credit: University of Utah Seismographic Stations)

As we reported in our two article updates mentioned above, this huge supervolcano covers a total area the size of Mexico, with enough lava output to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times – and some experts claim that any future eruption could prove catastrophic for humanity. ¬†In fact, one expert on CNN several weeks ago stated that if it erupted, the United States could be reduced….to 30 states.

However, Jamie Farrell, a research professor at the University of Utah,¬†told¬†Newsweek¬†in June that the¬†series of quakes is unlikely to lead to a volcanic eruption because¬†earthquake swarms are a common event in Yellowstone. ¬†This is nonsense. ¬†Yes, there 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes in the region every year. ¬†But when you record an average annual number of earthquakes in 7 weeks, that’s a big red flag, I think.

Farrell went on to say:

‚ÄúWhen a volcano starts ‚Äėacting up‚Äô prior to an eruption, one of the typical signs is increased seismicity. ¬†However, it is usually just one of the signs of an impending eruption. Other signs include large changes in surface deformation [see August 17 update above]¬†changes to the hydrothermal system and changes in gas output. ¬†We monitor for all these things at Yellowstone. ¬†Typically if we see just one of these things, it doesn‚Äôt necessarily mean there is an eruption coming. If we start to see changes in all these things, then a red flag may be raised.

We’ve asked this question before, and we will ask it again now, for you to ponder: ¬†If this isn’t a big deal and no eruption is imminent, why are they even talking about it? ¬†If you haven’t been to Yellowstone lately, you wouldn’t even know about the earthquake swarms. ¬†And it was only in February 2017 that the UK newspaper The Express ran the headline:

Do you really think they would tell you if there was any real danger, that you couldn’t possibly avoid or get away from anyway? ¬†Especially when earthquakes are difficult enough to predict, but volcanos are that much more difficult? ¬†You are best to have your family be prepared NOW. ¬†You are never wrong by having emergency food, water and other supplies available in case of circumstances like this. ¬†These supplies don’t expire for years normally, and they are a great security blanket for you.

You have likely prepared for your family by taking out the appropriate levels of car, home, health and life insurance. ¬†Yet,, the least expensive item of them all, and the most important – your family’s food and water needs – may not be something you have even considered. ¬†Once the event has taken place, it’s too late to get adequate supplies, and possibly too dangerous even depending on what has transpired. ¬†Stores may also be closed due to power failures or damage.


You cannot be “too prepared” for a monumental natural disaster like this super-volcano, but today, one doesn’t have to be impacted by something that large. ¬†Thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes,

power failures, blizzards, hail storms and other events you cannot control …can still control you!

Be prepared Рhave an emergency kit available in your home at all times!  Check out our Survivalist Store, where we have many of the items your home should not be without in the event of a major issue.

Don’t expect the government to take care of you – you will be on your own for as long as 72 hours or more in the event of a major issue.


By Shawn J., Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted August 14, 2017

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