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Yellowstone Super Volcano Hit by 72 Earthquakes in 24 Hours, Is it About to Blow? (Video)

Friday, June 16, 2017 19:53
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Yellowstone Volcano Hit by 72 Earthquakes In 24 Hours, Is It About To Blow? (Video)

According to the USGS, the Yellowstone Super Volcano has experienced 72 Earthquakes in just the past 24 hrs, a 4.5 being the largest so far. NASA is also very closely monitoring this volcanic activity with their infrared equipment as well. According to Volcanologists the Yellowstone Super Volcano erupts approximately every 600,000 yrs, and has not erupted in 640,000 yrs, making an eruption of theYellowstone Super Volcano overdue by about 40,000 yrs.

An energetic sequence of earthquakes is taking place in the Yellowstone National Park, about 13 km (8 miles) north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, The University of Utah Seismograph Stations, a Yellowstone Volcano Observatory member, reports. The strongest earthquake so far was M4.5 at 00:48 UTC on June 16, 2017. It is the largest earthquake to occur in Yellowstone National Park since March 30, 2014.

In a press release issued 03:03 UTC on June 16, 2017, YVO reports that a light earthquake with recorded magnitude of 4.5 occurred at a depth of 9.4 km (5.8 mileS) at 00:48 UTC on June 16 (18:48 MDT on June 15) in the Yellowstone National Park. 

The earthquake was reported felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana and elsewhere in the surrounding region.

“This earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12. This sequence has included approximately thirty earthquakes of magnitude 2 and larger and four earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger, including yesterday’s magnitude 4.5 event,” YVO said.

This is the largest earthquake to occur in Yellowstone National Park since March 30, 2014, when a magnitude 4.8 event occurred 29 km (18 miles to the east), near Norris Geyser Basin. The March 30, 2014 earthquake was the largest earthquake at Yellowstone since February 22, 1980.

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  • Boo

    You need a series of 4.5′s or higher before you call it on a potential volcano eruption. The experts haven’t made a sound of concern over the quake activity. So far it’s status quo for Yellowstone. It’s not panic time yet.

  • YellowRoseTx51

    Thanks for the update. Appreciate it.

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