Yellowstone Park recently survived a swarm of earthquakes! 91 earthquakes in just 24 hours rocked and rolled the Park. This swarm of quakes centered southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb.
Earthquake swarms are not uncommon in the Park. One swarm in 2017 lasted for 3 months. There have also been swarms of over 100 earthquakes a day. Normally, these earthquakes are less than 4.4 on the Richter Scale. Once quakes exceed 5, damage can become an issue.
Yellowstone is a Super volcano. Seismologists fear that at some point, it will erupt and cause a worldwide problem. Recent research has shown that the magma chamber is mostly solid. No evidence supports a prediction of an eruption anytime soon.
Yellowstone Park averages 1,500-2,000 earthquakes each year. The thinner Earth’s Crust is changing, flexing, and growing. Geyser and Geothermal activity are also currently increasing. Several geysers have erupted after years of dormancy.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
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