Rain of Fire (Yellowstone series) by Linda Jacobs

By Linda Jacobs

Yellowstone nationwide Park geologist Kyle Stone retains a detailed finger on Yellowstone's pulse. while a brand new sizzling spring seems to be in a single day within the park and a famous naturalist is scalded to dying, Kyle mounts an day trip into the Yellowstone backcountry to resolve the secret. Original.

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It would be cheaper and an easier commute to live in Salt Lake, but her reasons had nothing to do with mountain charm. People in the valley built their houses, schools, and hospitals upon the sand; sediment laid down 10,000 years ago in Lake Bonneville. The freshwater glacial lake had covered vast portions of what would become Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, with Great Salt Lake a hypersaline remnant of former grandeur. The problem was that when shaken, loose sand saturated below the water table would 37 LI N D A J AC O BS liquefy .

Today, lying on damp earth that once more felt solid, Wyatt felt an unaccountable sense of dread. It was Alicia’s unease about the quake transmitting itself to him, he figured, as he pushed his tall frame up and headed toward his Park Service Bronco. Ranger Helen Chou answered the radio in the Yellowstone Resource Center in Mammoth. ” He glanced at Alicia, who still looked unsettled. ” Alicia rewarded him with the ghost of a grin. “Right,” Helen said crisply. D. from Cal Tech, earned at twenty-three, trumped Wyatt’s Utah degrees.

3 3 3 Earthquakes too small to be felt by humans were standard operating procedure in Yellowstone. For the past fifteen million years the North American continent had been sliding west, while a hotspot in the earth’s upper mantle traced a line of fire from Hell’s Canyon on the Oregon border, through the cinder cones of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon, and on to Nez Perce Peak in eastern Yellowstone. 3 million, and 630,000 years ago. Each time hundreds of cubic miles of real estate were thrown into the stratosphere the collapse created a crater known as a caldera.

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