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Bison Fleeing Yellowstone Amid Fears Quake Could Trigger Park’s Super-volcano Eruption

  • Do they know something we don’t? Reports of animals fleeing Yellowstone has sparked concerns that the park’s super volcano may be set to blow.

    On March 30, Yellowstone National Park was hit by 4.8 magnitude earthquake, this quack was the largest in the park since 1980 and it has prompted fears that it could trigger a cataclysmic eruption that would cover North America in ash.

    Jay Lee posted video of a herd of bison he says were “running for their lives” down a Yellowstone road, and warns humans should take notice.

    These animals could be running from hunters or other reasons, He says: “But I’ll tell you this, whatever the case may be, that their running away from Yellowstone is an alert of some sort.” Video below captures the herd leaving the park.

    Ohio survivalist Tom Lupshu said the bison count for Yellowstone is down 25 per cent this northern winter, suggesting animals may be leaving the park because they sense an impending catastrophic volcanic eruption triggered by recent earthquakes.

    While scientists predict it will erupt again, they say it won’t happen anytime soon, reports EarthSky.

    “Yellowstone is one of the biggest super volcanoes in the world,” said University of Oregon geologist Ilya Bindeman.

    The inevitable next ‘big one’ will wipe out the surroundings for hundreds of kilometres, covering the US and Canada in ash, he told EarthSky. It would devastate agriculture and cause global cooling for a decade, he says.

    A volcanic eruption of that size “hasn’t happened in modern civilisation,” he said.

    However, the US Geological Survey downplayed risk of Yellowstone Caldera erupting, saying the park gets thousands of earthquakes every year, and that helium emissions do not indicate an impending eruption.

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