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.
“Some will live, some will die.”
Man made climate change must be causing this. Can’t Obama do something, pass a law, or something? Maybe Al Gore needs to go on another speaking tour, maybe that will help.
I saw a video of the bison running down the road en masse last Thursday. They felt the vibrations or something. Surely, someone is observing the animals for clues to what is ahead.
There is definitely something going on, hundreds of quakes up and down California and now this? I hope it’s all just stress relief.
Oklahoma is also experiencing earthquakes this weekend, as well as southern California.
Something is going on -— not good.
True. But probably not all at the same time.
Hmmm...that’s what I get for being zoomed in on LA...
FR comes through again!
Drill Gaia like a drunken prom date.
How many of these earthquake professional people are online right now buying plane tickets to Australia?
We appear to have a surplus of democrats and gaia knows, her worshipers should be lining up to appease her.
Gore is a genius who made 100 million dollars (or more) from a progressive scheme to increase government control over mankind. He became the face of the largest fraud ever perpetrated on mankind. Not bad for a “C” student who was pretty unremarkable in a town full of unremarkable politicians. He even came within a few hundred votes of being President. A frightening thought that reveals much about the real state of our nation and world.
We should give him some credit even as we laugh at his statements and predictions. He is laughing all the way to the bank as they stroke his chakra. We pay for it every time we drive or go to the grocery store.
A 777 has a bigger debris field.
That’s just a little disturbing, or I’m a little warped. Probably right on both counts!
Can I make a suggestion? First name Al.
We're gonna need to stuff one of these babies up Gaia's cornholio. Gonna need a BIG one.
Trans-dierectional vibrations of the Russian military forming up.
Read Turtledove’s “Supervolcano” for what could happen;MT St Helen times a thousand!
I’ve been to that Norris Geyser Basin ... and it looks like a scene out of the movie “One Million Years BC”. I almost expected to see dinosaurs walking about, among the barren and steaming land!
Something is going on - not good.
Something will happen soon. The Comming Four Blood Moons
Had a 4.8 just up the road last night west of Talkeetna Alaska about 5:38 last night, felt in Anchorage.
It’ll take a couple passes of the InSAR satellite to get new data on deformation
That should qualify as a separate post, as I have a feeling the data won’t be encouraging.
Yes! Drill me! Yes; LOWER! OH, YES! Drill me HARD; HARDER! Gaia want planet rocking ORGASM!
Or maybe Guam DID tip over!
People should be aware, too, that Yellowstone National Park has about 1,000 earthquakes a year there. At least that’s what the Ranger told us.