Will Yellowstone erupt in 2016? Shock video shows dramatic shift in seismic activity

THE Yellowstone Caldera super volcano could be about to ERUPT, it is feared, after new footage showed it seemingly SIMMERING beneath the surface.

PUBLISHED: 04:59, Fri, Apr 22, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:49, Fri, Apr 22, 2016

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Yellowstone could cause worldwide devastation if it erupts

Terrifying new footage shows steam and ash rising beneath the surface of the 2,805m tall volcano in Wyoming, US, fuelling fresh concern it could be about to blow.

The massive volcano last erupted 70,000 years ago but a recent unexpected spike in seismic activity around the globe, which has resulted in devastating earthquakes in Asia and Ecuador in the last week, has unsettled nerves.

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Although Yellowstone National Park looks beautiful, it is also potentially deadly

And now a video, uploaded to YouTube by user KatMartin2016, has emerged shows the super volcano simmering and with bright flashes of volcanic activity, especially on the far left of the screen.

The publisher wrote alongside the video: “There are places steaming I have never seen steam before….and also note that the bright ground is back.

“There are no shadows, so it is not from above! As you know the cameras were froze up last night, so we could not see what was going ….or so we thought LOL…I found a way.

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Yellowstone National Park is extremely scenic

“Somehow (don’t ask me how), the Geyser Observation Study site was able to capture the ENTIRE night with NO freeze ups and cutting in and out….how is THAT?”

If the volcano were to erupt, it could cause global catastrophe, particularly in the US where two-thirds of the country would become immediately uninhabitable as the large spew of ash into the atmosphere would block out sunlight and directly effecting life beneath it.

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Fears that Yellowstone could erupt are increasing

The massive eruption would be a staggering 2,000 times as powerful as the one from Washington’s Mount St Helens in 1980.

That caused 57 deaths and $1.1bn worth of property damage after it deposited ash in 11 different states and five Canadian provinces.

Fears Yellowstone could violently erupt soon have been exacerbated after parts of a river near to it began boiling at the end of March, with geologists believing that a new volcanic vent opened up beneath it.

One local resident told Mysterious Universe: “I’ve lived here all of my life and I’ve never seen it.

“It was pretty impressive. The river right there is a really dark green.

“With a polarising filter it really popped out. [It bubbled] like jets in a Jacuzzi.”

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