Yellowstone National Park says there is some new thermal activity near Old Faithful. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports a rare eruption of Ear Spring on Geyser Hill, just across the Firehole River and within sight of Old Faithful.
Water shot 20 to 30 feet out of the spring and spat out rocks, old coins, cans and other debris thrown into the spring over the years.
A small area around the spring is rising and falling about six inches every ten minutes.
Nearby a new, small geyser, or spouter, has erupted directly under the boardwalk.
Scientists say there are no signs of new volcanic activity in Yellowstone, but they say a small hydrothermal explosion could happen at any time. That would throw hot water and rocks for several hundred feet. As a result, some boardwalks near the new activity have been closed to protect the public.
That’s another rare and strange geological phenomenon occurring in the Yellowstone National Park. Be ready!
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I love how they insist there is no volcanic activity. Where do they think the HOT springs and geyser activity comes from? It is created by hot magma underground heating the water. That’s volcanic activity in my book. Anything else is splitting hairs.
If there is new activity such as new geysers, then that is evidence of increased volcanic activity and a definite warning sign. The pressure is clearly building up. They are trying to play it down because they don’t want to lose tourist dollars. They are willing to endanger lives to keep those dollars rolling in. If an eruption were to happen, you couldn’t run or drive fast enough to escape. Just ask those scientists who were monitoring St Helens. Do you really want to endanger your family just to see hot water spray into the air?
It wouldn’t surprise me if they have installed some mechanical devices to ensure that Old Faithful continues to erupt on time just like a Las Vegas fountain display. Probably installed and programmed by the same company. Las Vegas has much better fountains and is much safer than Yellowstone which is giving every warning that something very bad is about to happen.
Look at the destroyed Leilani estates on Island of Hawaii, right now. I used be an ocean view estates had become cinder cones view estates. Many big or small cinder cones had appeared and still spewing gas and steam. Many houses and vegetation had been destroyed. Now it looks like the view of the Moon.
Unimaginable! “Can’t Believe What We Just Witnessed In Hawaii” 2018