Skip to comments.Largest earthquake since 1980 strikes Yellowstone Park, at site of rapid uplift
Posted on 03/30/2014 10:28:20 AM PDT by TroutGuy
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake occurred at 06:34 AM on March 30, 2014 (MDT). The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a series of earthquakes that began in this area on Thursday, March 27. As of 8:15 am today, this series has included at least 25 earthquakes in addition to the main shock, with the largest of magnitude 3.1. The magnitude 4.8 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park and in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana.
Today's event is the largest earthquake at Yellowstone since February 22, 1980, and occurred near the center of a region of recent ground uplift described in a YVO Information Statement on February 18, 2014. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has been tracking this uplift episode for about 7 months.
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Yogi’d better enjoy those pickinic baskets right now and not wait.
We're doomed :-)
This is the largest since 1980. In 34 years the headline will be LARGEST EARTHQUAKE SINCE 2044 FELT AT YELLOWSTONE.
I was there in 08 and rangers were worried about Norris basin increase in activity back then.
Why is the USGA (US Golf Association) reporting on this? I thought did just golf.
Hard to tell if this is caused by fracking, global warming, Bush, or racism.
Not to worry. Legislation is in the works to limit the size and damage caused by erfquakes. Be about as effective as all the climate change nazi legislation in the works. Yup, I’m a denier. And proud of it. It may be changing but I’m pretty much thinkin’ we can’t do anything about it.
I’ll notify Boo Boo of this quake activity
This could be the big one Elizabeth!!
The activities of man are nothing more than a single mite on a flea in the hair of a bull buffalo when you talk about the geological forces at work in Yellowstone.
I know you were being sarcastic, but I was not! Yellowstone is probably the most fascinating and least understood geological region in the world. The amount of energy found there is a small glimpse of what lies beneath our feet.
i watched how the earth was made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lNeU8ezo94#t=18
Mother Earth is sad about Healthcare.
Yes, Algore says the temperature in the core of the Earth is several million degrees.
That’s a LOT of energy.
Come on molten lava! I am looking out on six inches of new snow this morning and it is still snowing.
One thing seldom mentioned is the general (very) long term trend of a cooling core and diminishing volcanism and tectonic activity.
I think we had better start sacrificing some people to appease Mother Gaia
Beans...eating lots of beans. Especially cowboy beans.
I had a dream last night about the mountains exploding.. Never had any dream like that.
We’re all gonne die.
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