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Old 04-14-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I watched some 20/20 documentary about how it's overdue for a globe-altering eruption now. I don't really know much else about it. Sensational or no?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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I watched some 20/20 documentary about how it's overdue for a globe-altering eruption now. I don't really know much else about it. Sensational or no?
I think about it now and then, I am not that far away from it. It doesn't keep me up at night because they have predicted that California would have an earthquake strong enough for some of it to slough into the ocean and that hasn't happened. I used to live in S. CA as a child, teen and young adult and we were forever hearing that we were overdue for a huge quake.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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There is a very cool live cam at www.nps.gov/features/yell/live/live4.htm which shows the Old Faithful geyser basin plus one a short distance away. You can see Old Faithful and its companion geysers steaming and occasinally erupting, tourists strolling past, and an occasional bison, bird, or other creature. The camera operator is very good about focussing on whatever interesting thing is going on, be it geyser eruption or beautiful sunset.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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There is a very cool live cam at www.nps.gov/features/yell/live/live4.htm which shows the Old Faithful geyser basin plus one a short distance away. You can see Old Faithful and its companion geysers steaming and occasinally erupting, tourists strolling past, and an occasional bison, bird, or other creature. The camera operator is very good about focussing on whatever interesting thing is going on, be it geyser eruption or beautiful sunset.
This reminds me of a park employee that was fired and arrested years ago. He was caught on the webcam peeing right into Old Faithful.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Not at the moment, but if Old Faithful ever becomes unfaithful...
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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People worry about Yellowstone, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. Meanwhile life passes them by.

Our society has created en entire population of worriers. Worriers have no time to enjoy life or reap the benefits of their efforts because they worry all the time. Then we created all kinds of drugs to deal with the effects of worrying. Worrying is a distraction and hides what is really going on around you.

You prepare as you can for such events but worry? I'd be worried about the time I spent worrying because you never get that time back.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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I am not worried about it, and I even live in a close enough range we would feel the effects.

Is it possible? I am sure, but there are lots of other natural disasters that are speculated about that are very unlikely to actually happen.


There is not much you can do about it at any rate.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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People worry about Yellowstone, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. Meanwhile life passes them by.

Our society has created en entire population of worriers. Worriers have no time to enjoy life or reap the benefits of their efforts because they worry all the time. Then we created all kinds of drugs to deal with the effects of worrying. Worrying is a distraction and hides what is really going on around you.

You prepare as you can for such events but worry? I'd be worried about the time I spent worrying because you never get that time back.
bravo sir, bravo.

Yellowstone is a non issue. I'd worry about a cascade volcano if anything.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I live less than 100 miles away. If the caldera blows, I'm a goner and so is everyone else in my town.

There is nothing I can do, and I was born and raised here. I love Yellowstone and my corner of the world. I haver no plans on moving. At the moment, the caldera is not doing anything special. If it ever does decide to erupt, it won't be instantaneous; there will be many signs of something going on. If it does start to rumble seriously, ask me then what I think.

I worry more about being caught in an avalanche during the winters. We have them here regularly, and that is much more a possibility than Yellowstone Lake going vertical.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I watched some 20/20 documentary about how it's overdue for a globe-altering eruption now. I don't really know much else about it. Sensational or no?

Being in Ontario isn't going to save us from the fallout, either. lol I will be making my way to the Canadian Shield when everything starts going wrong though.



2012 Super volcano eruption - YouTube
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