On March 30, a region around the supervolcano Yellowstone had a 4.8 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake sparked wild theories claiming that the U.S. government knew about an impending Yellowstone eruption and had in fact entered an agreement with Australia, Brazil and Argentina to house casualties.
More conspiracy theories, compiled by The Epoch Times, spoke of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption despite U.S. Geological Service officials already denying the looming eruption.
One theory suggests that Feds had already been informed about the coming eruption, but the agency remained mum. The infamous Web site Before It's News posted several videos to support this theory. The most popular radio involved a local radio broadcaster reporting an evacuation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, due to severe landslides. Officials in Wyoming were quick to address the broadcast saying, that the landslides were caused by harmless underground movement not connected to the Yellowstone volcano.
Another theory was sparked by a report from USA Today, featuring evacuations happening in the small town of Opal. Opal is approximately 150 miles of Yellowstone. The evacuations were caused by fire explosion from a gas-processing plant, according to the USA Today report. However, conspiracist believed that the U.S. Geological Service was just being discreet about data pointing an earthquake that happened in Yellowstone. According to a source, the U.S. Geological Service and Washington are preparing for millions of refugees.
IIlya Bindeman, an associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Oregon, explained why the looming eruption of Yellowstone is creating quite a stir.
"Yellowstone is one of the biggest supervolcanos in the world. Sometimes it erupts quietly with lava flow, but once or twice every million years, it erupts very violently, forming large calderas," Bindeman explained in one analysis.
The Yellowstone volcano erupted over two million years ago. There had been no recorded eruption of such scale in the present times. If the same thing happened at present, the eruption will wipe out everything within radius of over 100 miles. The U.S. and Canada will be swathe with ashes.
According to Bob Smith, a researcher from the University of Utah, the next Yellowstone eruption cannot be determined.
The U.S. Geological Service admitted that a Yellowstone volcano eruption is unstoppable.