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The Extinction Protocol

April 2014WYOMINGBison were seen stampeding through Yellowstone National Park days before the March 30 earthquake, jumpstarting a theory that perhaps the animals had predicted it and were fleeing for their lives. The earthquake, which occurred at 6:34 a.m. local time, recorded a magnitude of 4.8 — relatively light by seismic standards, but still the strongest the park had seen in over 30 years. It was centered in the northwest corner of the park, according to the University of Utah. Yellowstone experiences an average of 1,600 smaller earthquakes each year. The park also sits atop a “supervolcano” — a chamber of molten magma deep beneath the surface that scientists believe has erupted three times in the last 2.1 million years. A popular video, titled “ALERT! Yellowstone Buffalo Running for Their Lives,” had appeared on YouTube some ten days before the earthquake, prompting some users to wonder whether…

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Written by bobby90247

April 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

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