Thursday, January 01, 2009

Have you felt any earthquakes in Idaho yet?


So in the last week they have been feeding us news about the earthquakes in Yellowstone Park. Underneath Yellowstone Lake to be exact. It is in national news and the local news. A couple of summers ago I spent a day hiking with Ed Williams who is considered an expert on volcanoes and earthquakes. He is now retired. He told us about the lake and how it is starting to tilt and drain out the southern end due to volcanic activity. Sure enough in our last visit to Yellowstone you can see this for yourself. Not to alarm anyone (including myself) but the experts are starting to be concerned about the high volume of quakes occurring. I have for the last year tracked earthquakes around the world on a daily basis. I have found it very interesting to watch the patterns. I keep a link on my home page that I look at daily. Check it out by clicking on the link.

4 comments:

the merriest said...

hey wait. your last post said something about a new year with good things ahead and now you are doom and glooming us with your earthquake know-how (okay, i admit...i was sitting next to her at the kitchen counter as she did her daily volcano tracking [she's such a nerd] and told her to post something about it). that ed williams told her more than she let on to in this post. basically, when yellowstone decides to blow again it will be just as r.e.m. says...THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.

g.suzie said...

Okay, you guys are scarring me here. I better get my new year's resolutions written down post haste and get working on them today!!!

MZB said...

On expedition ED Williams would get so excited about earthquake talk. When I heard it on the new I first thought of him. Sounds like he has an apprentice on his hands.

Beth said...

Hang on to your britches. The earth is moving. If you need any advise call Susan and she can tell you how to pull off a total panic in an earthquake.