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11/04/2017 — Yellowstone Supervolcano / Wyoming struck by Earthquake near GIANT CRACK in the ground

Make sure to watch the full report on the situation which developed near Yellowstone supervolcano over the past 24 hours:


November 4, 2017

The area just East of Yellowstone supervolcano has been struck by a rare, and rather noteworthy M4.5 (M4.2) earthquake near a location which was in the news a few years ago.

Before we go any further, keep in mind this earthquake in Wyoming was forecast to occur, and was warned for the day before in this video.

The earthquake measured in at a midrange M4.0, meaning this earthquake is noteworthy enough to cause damage , and directly follows the rare (and rather large) M4.9 which struck in Canada one day prior.

Above: November 3, 2017 – A M4.9 strikes the Northern Craton edge in Canada, followed within 24 hours by a similar sized earthquake to the South near Yellowstone. Proof the craton edge is being pushed, and displacing areas like giant magma dykes, and the supervolcano magma chamber.


Wyoming was warned for new M4.0 range activity due to a M4.9 (M5.0) earthquake which struck to the North a day prior.

The M4.9 Canada earthquake was censored (omitted) from the USGS earthquake feeds for some reason.  A possible reason for the deliberate omission of this earthquake could be due to the fact the town nearby is called URANIUM CITY,  Canada.

Information on the ‘hidden’ / omitted M4.9 earthquake in Canada from NRCAN here:

2017/11/02 12:14:00 61.55 -110.48 20.0 4.9 No 232 km ESE of Yellowknife,NT

Even more interesting than the name of the location is what is actually BELOW the location in question (aside from the possibility of Uranium).   There is a giant magma dome (Laccolith) of epic proportions.

Laccoliths, or “magma domes” are large areas which rise due to magma intruding into layers of the crust far down below.  They are a weaker point in the crust than surrounding regions which do not have cavities in them.

The oblong oval shaped magma intrusion dome may be a former sill of an ancient volcano, or may be an bulge in crust created by magma intrustion.  Regardless of its magma source, the feature is massive in size: measuring over 450 miles long (750km) and nearly 200 miles wide (300km).

This giant dome in Canada moved a day ago, which apparently pushed towards the South along the craton edge , causing the new M4.2 movement near Yellowstone supervolcano.


After the earthquake occurred along the Northern portion of the plate in Canada, within 24 hours, a location on the Eastern edge of the Yellowstone magma chamber was struck by a rare, and noteworthy M4.2 (M4.5) earthquake.

The location which was struck in Wyoming isn’t just any random location, this is a very intriguing point to see activity occur at.

Why is this location intriguing?

2017-11-03 23:11:11 UTC
43.526°N   107.431°W
5.0 km depth


Aside from the name itself having a geothermal origin, Thermopolis Wyoming, the location in question was in the news just a couple years ago in 2015.

The earthquake struck due South of a town called Ten Sleep, Wyoming.


Ten Sleep , Wyoming was in the news in 2015 (october 2015) due to a very strange, and rare geologic phenomenon which took place across the countryside.

Very close to Ten Sleep, Wyoming a series of large surface fissures (cracks in the ground) formed across multiple mountainsides, and mountaintops.  There was never any official explanation given, and the news was quickly forgotten within weeks of occurring.

See all the pictures of the  “crack in the ground” event which occurred here:

© Randy Becker


Now that an earthquake of noteworthy size has struck near Yellowstone, and very close to this ‘fissure’ location, it would be prudent to keep watch for new similar sized earthquake activity ‘down stream’ from these locations.

The locations down stream from Yellowstone can be seen here:

It may also be worthwhile to see if any new surface fissure / cracks have formed in the shallow crust similar to that which occurred in October 2015.

Have an earthquake plan, and keep watch.

Don’t be scared, be prepared.

4/18/2016 — Earthquake swarm breaks out near Yellowstone / Hebgen Lake

A noteworthy earthquake swarm has broken out near Yellowstone Supervolcano, specifically near Hebgen Lake.

yellowstone earthquake swarm april 18 2016


Hebgen lake is the location of the largest earthquake to strike the Intermountain West in recorded history, with a M7.5 showing up in 1959.

earthquake hebgen april 18 2016

The swarm is being caused by pressure coming from the West coast.  No doubt the pressure is building off the coast, now pushing the craton edge to the East, causing a swarm at Yellowstone as a result of the pressure.


Information on this earthquake swarm from the USGS: (largest event so far is a M3.2)

Magnitude/uncertainty 3.2 ml± 0.2
Location/uncertainty 45.038°N 111.866°W± 0.3 km
Depth/uncertainty 2.0 km± 1.8
Origin Time
Number of Stations 59
Number of Phases 60
Minimum Distance 25.7 km (0.23°)
Travel Time Residual 0.3 s
Azimuthal Gap 49°