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“Extreme” and “Unusual” Geothermal Activity in YNP

Posted by feww on July 12, 2014

SCENARIOS 989, 08, 07

Extreme Heat Melts Road at YNP

Intense geothermal activity at Yellowstone National Park (YNP) has created hotspots with extreme heat melting roads.

Firehole Lake Drive, which stretches for more than 3 miles between the Old Faithful geyser and Madison Junction, is closed because melting asphalt has turned it into a “soupy mess,” said a YNP spokesman, describing the melting of pavement as both “extreme” and “unusual.”

YNP, home to the Yellowstone Caldera, world’s largest “supervolcano,” covers about 2,220,000 acres with more than 10,000 thermal features and 300 geysers.

melting pavement at YNP
YNP officials have been forced to close Firehole Lake Drive as well as access to several geysers and thermal features in the park after extreme heat melted asphalt, turning it into a “soupy mess.” The hotspot reportedly extends  beyond the pavement, with parts of the ground saturated with boiling water. (Image credit: Yellowstone National Park).

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Strong Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Fukushima

Posted by feww on July 12, 2014


M6.8 Quake Strikes East of Iwaki, Japan

Centered at 37.0N, 142.6E the quake struck at a signature depth of10km and was felt throughout Japan’s main Island of Honshu.

The quake was followed by at least 2 aftershocks, as of posting.

EQ Details [JMA]

Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Region: Fukushima-ken Oki
Time Occurred: 04:22 JST [UTC + 9] 12 Jul 2014 (JST)
Location: 37.0N, 142.6E depth=10 km

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]


  • 129km (80mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
  • 131km (81mi) E of Iwaki, Japan
  • 147km (91mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
  • 151km (94mi) ENE of Takahagi, Japan
  • 284km (176mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan

EQ Location Map

japan trench 12 july14

Tsunami Status

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect.

However, small tsunamis of about 20 cm were observed at several coastal locations in the northeast, said Japan’s weather agency.

Mass Evacuations

Tens of thousands of people in dozens of coastal towns and villages were evacuated fearing a repeat of March 11 tsunami that left thousands of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

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Magnitude: 5.3Mw [USGS/EHP]
Event Time: 2014-07-11 13:11:46UTC
Location: 26.299°N 125.801°E depth=117.5km (73.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 174km (108mi) NNE of Hirara, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Itoman, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Tomigusuku, Japan
  • 188km (117mi) W of Naha-shi, Japan
  • 1,254km (779mi) S of Seoul, South Korea

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into UDCCpf daily @ 06:32UTC.

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