We may be seeing volcanic activity near Idaho

You will have to help me. I have no idea what the Three Sisters volcanoes look like. I know they are near Bend, Oregon and I have photographed mountains in Bend and at Crater Lake. At least I was looking in the right direction.

According to the website scitechdaily.com, there is a growing bulge near the Sisters. No no no! None of them are pregnant. It is likely that changes are occurring below ground and we may see steam, ash and possibly lava pouring out. Not necessarily anytime soon and not necessarily something representing a major blowout.

Don’t expect anything historic

However, Mount St. Helens scale explosions are so rare that they are not even single events. If you were alive before May 1980, it would be a once in a lifetime event.

This is a reminder that we live in a potential hotspot for activity and although it’s not on the mind, I’m sure we’ve all wondered how we would cope if a really big eruption took place. A few years ago, I was talking with a scientist about a visit I had made to the Craters of the Moon. We both noticed how geologically very young the lava fields are.

Mother Nature is a reminder of a tenuous hold

It is believed that a great eruption in the South Pacific around 70,000 years ago nearly wiped out mankind. No more than 6,000 people worldwide are believed to have survived the calamity. Some claim this is one of the reasons why there is so little diversity in the human species.

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