Yellowstone Volcano on Verge of Eruption?
Amid rumors of eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, many have become worried and are looking forward to leave the area. People are alarmed by the movement of animals, which is believed to be a sign that the massive volcano is all set to erupt anytime.
It was shown in one of the most highly watched videos that a bison was running down the road in Yellowston because the species has natural ability to predict an approaching natural disaster. The video was shot by Leo Leckie on March 14, which was two weeks ago before the park was hit by the tremors.
Scientists have rejected the argument and have urged the locals to not panic. Such videos can be misleading and with video going viral on social media, people sometimes consider it to be a real phenomenon.
The last few weeks have witnessed small intensity earthquakes in the park, giving rise to the fear that the volcano is on the verge of eruption. A volcanic activity often occurs after giving signals through tremors and quake. The park is also losing helium at a rate of around 60 tons a year.
The video of running bison was found by media outlets online and they started posting stories regarding the stampede that occurred at the same time when a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck the part last weekend.
"Current geologic activity at Yellowstone has remained relatively constant since earth scientists first started monitoring some 30 years ago. Though another caldera-forming eruption is theoretically possible, it is very unlikely to occur in the next thousand or even 10,000 years", said the National Park Service reports on the official Yellowstone website.
It is a normal thing for bison to migrate outside the park to search food at this time of year. The animals come back to the park after the weather becomes warmer.
The U.S. Geological Survey wrote in response to the videos that running bison was captured weeks before the earthquake occurred. Animal migrations in the park are not surprising at this time of year.