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October seismicity in Yellowstone marked by the ongoing but waning swarm

The October 2017 seismicity in Yellowstone was marked by the ongoing but waning earthquake swarm north of West Yellowstone, MT, contributing 60 earthquakes to the existing catalog of 2 475 events located in the area since June, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory...

November 02, 2017

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Yellowstone spawned twin super-eruptions that caused volcanic winters

A new geological record of the Yellowstone supervolcano's last catastrophic eruption is rewriting the story of what happened 630 000 years ago and how it affected Earth's climate. This eruption formed the vast Yellowstone caldera observed today, the second...

October 27, 2017

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Yellowstone earthquake activity returned to normal levels

Following several months of elevated seismicity, Yellowstone earthquake activity has returned to normal levels compared with typical background activity, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reported in their monthly update issued October 2, 2017. During September...

October 02, 2017

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Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels since June 12

Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels, compared with typical background activity, since June 12, 2017, when an energetic earthquake swarm started in the region. In total, 2 532 earthquakes were registered since then. However, there are...

September 04, 2017

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Yellowstone volcano earthquake activity remains elevated

Yellowstone earthquake activity is currently at elevated levels compared with typical background activity, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports in its monthly update for July 2017. During July 2017, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for...

August 02, 2017

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Yellowstone volcano: Elevated earthquake activity during June 2017

Yellowstone earthquake activity is currently at elevated levels compared with typical background activity. This is largely due to an energetic earthquake swarm about 10 km (6 miles) north of West Yellowstone, Montana that started on June 12. Monitored locations...

July 02, 2017

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Yellowstone earthquake swarm continues, causing panic

An energetic earthquake swarm that started on June 12, 2017 on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park continues, leading many people into panic mode. However, there is no indication that this supervolcano will experience a catastrophic eruption in the...

June 20, 2017

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Energetic sequence of earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park

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...

June 16, 2017

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Super-eruptions in Yellowstone Hotspot track ‘significantly larger’ than expected

An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester have identified a number of giant super-eruptions around the Snake River Plain in the United States between 8 and 12 million years ago. The 12 recorded giant eruptions were likely...

March 25, 2016

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Huge magma chamber discovered deep beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano

A team of University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock about 19 to 45 km (12 to 28 miles) beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber.The hot rock

April 24, 2015

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Yellowstone volcano super hoax

The Yellowstone Supervolcano may erupt without warning. An eruption of the massive calderas would effect Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, even potentially having worldwide effects. That being said, there is absolutely no evidence supporting its impending eruption.  Rec

September 01, 2014

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M4.8 earthquake reported in Yellowstone, the largest since 1980

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations recorded M4.8 earthquake at 12:34 UTC on March 30, 2014 (06:34 MDT). The epicenter was located 6.4 km (4 miles) north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a...

March 30, 2014

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Yellowstone trembles again - new earthquake swarm underway

A new earthquake swarm is currently underway at Yellowstone National Park, USA. According to the earthquake list of University of Utah, a new series of relatively stronger earthquakes started on November 23, 2013. Almost all of them are located

November 24, 2013

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More earthquake swarms reported in Yellowstone during October 2013

According to Yellowstone Volcano Observatory monthly update, University of Utah reported 168 earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region during October 2013. The largest event was a minor earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on October 30, 2013 at 06:58 UTC,

November 04, 2013

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Triple swarm of earthquakes rocks Yellowstone National Park

A total of 130 earthquakes occurred from September 10 - 16, 2013 in the Yellowstone National Park. According to the USGS, the strongest was M 3.6 that hit on Sunday, September 15, 2013 about 12 km (8 miles) away from the Old Faithful

September 23, 2013

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Old Faithful's hidden cavern discovered

A new study of the Yellowstone National Park geyser shows that the underground plumbing of the Old Faithful looks like a bagpipe. Scientists report, in study published online March 30, 2013 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, that a big chamber is

April 23, 2013

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Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at background levels

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 a small earthquake swarm occurred under the Yellowstone caldera. The quakes were few and very small and were no indicator of an impending eruption. On the contrary, it completely falls under what is normal behavior of an active

November 02, 2012

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Yellowstone geysers became active again

According to article published in YellowstoneGate a handful of Yellowstone National Park geysers appear to be active again after periods of dormancy, including one geyser that last erupted almost two decades ago.Morning Geyser, quiet for 18 years, is now active,

June 24, 2012

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011