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Could running buffalo be signaling super volcano eruption

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Beneath Yellowstone National Park is an ancient super volcano nearly as large as the state of Wyoming.

This volcano is a key part of the ring of volcanoes known as the "Ring of Fire" which circles the Pacific Ocean. It is believed that an eruption of this single volcano could destroy a large part of the western United States. There has been an increase in seismic activity in the past few weeks which raises concerns following the massive earthquake in Chile and smaller quakes in southern California.

Many experts believe animals have the ability to sense impending seismic activity such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Now videos like the one at this link http://bit.ly/1ipjHIQ have been showing up on YouTube showing buffalo and other animals running from the park, leading to speculation that the animals are using their animal instincts to flee ahead of a possible volcanic eruption. Experts say there is no dependable way to predict when the park's massive volcano could erupt, the reaction of the Yellowstone's animals could signal some kind of alert.

On March 30, Yellowstone was struck by the most powerful earthquake it has experienced since 1980 when a 4.8 magnitude quake struck with no damage.

According to the park, any animal migrations are typical for this time of year.

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