Last night, at our prophecy-related update and q & a we always have before Bible study at church, the pastor asked a guy to tell everyone about the email he'd sent to him (to the pastor). So the guy said that in the last few weeks, there have been swarms of quakes underneath Yellowstone, and they're getting shallower. I don't know him well, so I don't know where he works, but obviously it's something to do with geology, because they have a seismograph in the office. He was watching it, and on his computer where the USGS map pinpoints each quake as it happens. He said he couldn't believe what he was seeing---as soon as it would register the Yellowstone quake on the graph, and it popped up on the screen, it was immediately deleted!
this happened quite a few times.
Our pastor, who has been tracking quakes worldwide for over 7 years, gets the USGS data downloaded at the same time each week. He likes to watch the quakes show up on the screen, too, when he can. He said that about a week before this guy emailed him this info, he happened to be watching some quakes in Yellowstone---but then they'd immediately go off the screen. He thought how odd that was, wondered what was going on. Then later in the week, when he got his printout, not one of those quakes he saw were there on the printout. Then a week later the pastor gets this email from this church member, telling him what he saw at work.
Some people last night were asking why no one seems to have heard this. Not why
is it not being reported
---we already know
But some were thinking that someone must be feeling these, even though they're not big ones (yet.). But others made the good points that a.) The park is buried under tons and tons of snow. This might serve to sort of muffle the physical effects, and also b.) How many tourists are traipsing through the park in the middle of winter? and c.) Even if there were a few people around who felt anything, they would probably just think it was geysers and related normal, everyday rumbling. Also, the woman next to me pointed out, she had read an article last year about how snowmobiling is no longer allowed in Yellowstone, due to how they "tear up the snow".
Boy, we had some good laughs over that! But once we all stopped laughing, we reasoned that it would make perfect sense for the powers-that-be to play the flimsy "environmentalist wacko" card in order to keep people out---either because of avalanche danger due to the quakes, or because they don't want them to know about the quakes---or both.
The man who told us about this said to Google (hey, I don't "Google" anything---I use Ixquick!) something like "deleted Yellowstone quakes" and we'd get more info than we knew what to do with! He also warned us away from the site called "godlike productions", saying it's not Godly at all!
I did the search with Ixquick and don't think I hit the jackpot like I might have using Google, but like I said, I refuse to Google anything. There were some links, though, I just haven't had the chance to dive into them yet.
Of course small quakes are very common there, but it sure seems funny that the USGS is now deleted them as fast as they register.