Animals Fleeing Yellowstone Spark Fears Of Fabled Volcano Eruption

Thursday, 03 April 2014 - 2:44PM
Thursday, 03 April 2014 - 2:44PM

In a scene that looks to have been lifted from a cliched sci-fi disaster movie, herds of animals have been recorded fleeing Yellowstone national park in Wyoming, sparking fears that the famous Yellowstone Volcano might be about to erupt. Large numbers of bison and other animals have been making quick exits from the park over recent weeks and now experts think that it may be linked to increased earthquake activity that may trigger an eruption of the Yellowstone 'super volcano'.


On March 30th, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the area, and while many say that it could just be a case of spooked animals, others believe it to be a sign that they know something we don't.


"Whether I believe this, or whether I don't believe the story or not, I don't know," blogger Jay Lee told the Epoch Times. "I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffalo running the street....whether or not it's because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I don't know."


'Survivalist' Tom Lupshu is slightly more alarmed by all of this strange activity. Lupshu asks one question... What are you doing to prepare?.


Don't panic though, because most geological experts don't believe we are about to witness a catastrophic eruption. The Geological Survey reports that current levels of activity are well within normal ranges. Adding to this plea for calm was the team behind the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. They told the Times that "There is no evidence that a catastrophic eruption at Yellowstone National Park is imminent."


So what of this mysterious animal behaviour? Is it truly cause for panic? Most experts say that whilst this behaviour is strange, activity such as the behaviour seen in the video above could just as likely be caused by poachers, as it could a volcanic eruption.

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