Newscast Media CHEYENNE—Bloggers have been posting videos on the Internet that
show animals leaving Yellowstone National Park, which has cause some to speculate
that these animals have sensed seismic activity and are running for the sake of
On March 31, Yellowstone experience an earthquake of a 4.8 magnitude, which
experts believe is a prelude to something bigger.
The Epoch Times has floated the idea that a possible volcanic eruption is something
that should be considered. Researchers recently discovered that the supervolcano is
far bigger than previously thought, about 2.5 times.
“We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be
bigger… but this finding is astounding,” said Bob Smith of the University of Utah.
If a large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be
worldwide, the Epoch Times reports.
Last week, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles area. The region has
since experienced hundreds of aftershocks.
Newscast Media –Millions of Californian residents today will dive to the ground, climb under desks or other cover, and hold on tight to practice the so-called “Drop, Cover, Hold On” quake response mantra.
“The Great California ShakeOut” is an annual event to keep people aware of the ever-present danger of the Big One, which seismologists warn could kill hundreds, if not thousands of people.
“While the potential earthquake hazards you will experience depend upon your location, everywhere in California is considered at high risk compared to the rest of the country,” drill’s organizers have said.
“We believe that California can become much more prepared for earthquakes — and be ready to recover quickly.”
What to do:
Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:
* DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
* Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
* HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the
building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run
to another room just to get under a table.
What NOT to do:
DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead!
DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is
moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.
DO NOT believe the so-called “triangle of life”! In recent years, an e-mail has circulated which has recommends potentially life threatening actions , and the source has been discredited by leading experts. http://newscastmedia.com/earthquakedrill.htm