Over the weekend an ENORMOUS crack in the earth developed in the southern foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. The mountain range lies east of the Yellowstone super-volcano. Estimates by some put the crack at 750 yards long by 50 yards wide by 50 feet DEEP — and growing!
As shown in images taken by Randy Becker, this is not small event; and the US Geological Survey confirms there were NO earthquakes in the area before, during or after the crack developed. It appears the continent itself is shearing rather than shifting. It is shifting and slipping that causes earthquakes, while shearing quietly takes place as the land tears.
Local men, inspecting the situation, are dwarfed by the size of the crack as shown below:
The crack is also lengthening and spreading . . . getting wider and longer . . . without explanation. This took place overnight:
It is not yet known if this is a precursor to an “event” by the Yellowstone Super Volcano, located miles to the west of this location, but according to the Dr. Stephen Ffolkes at the Society of Professional Geologists “the enormity of the super volcano, and its ability to impact things hundreds of miles from its massive underground magma chamber, makes this a situation that bears close watching.”
This report shows data indicating magma movement going east from Yellowstone, they also point out an area just east of Yellowstone that was getting ready to open up – wonder if this is the area they were talking about.
East of Wyoming there is an older fissure called Hell’ss Half Acre In Idaho near Bingham County.
The Hell’s Half Acre lava plain is located in Bingham and Bonneville counties in the state of Idaho. The site is about 150 square miles (390 km2) in size. The area where a former lava lake existed is marked by a 875-yard (800 m) long by 328-yard (300 m) wide depression near the summit of the lava field. Ten circular pits and two large lava tubes are also located near the summit. Two major lava flows, each about 6.2 miles (10.0 km) long by 3.1 miles (5.0 km) wide, extend from the main lava field to the south and southwest. These two lava flows surround “Morgans Pasture,” a kipuka (or older geologic feature which was not covered by lava). More recently, scientists studying aerial photographs of the site discovered a 328-yard (300 m) long eruptive fissure partly buried under lava flows just 437 yards (400 m) from the northwest boundary of the lava field. This and other features of the site indicate that the fissure vent itself may be 11.8 miles (19.0 km) long.
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