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Yellowstone earthquake swarm continues

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3 Jan 08 – Over 500 earthquakes, as large as magnitude 3.9, have been recorded since the inception of this unusual earthquake sequence that began Dec. 27, 2008. Depths of the earthquakes range from ~ 1km to around 10 km.

This earthquake sequence is the most intense in this area for some years. The swarm is in a region of historical earthquake activity and is close to areas of Yellowstone famous hydrothermal activity. Similar earthquake swarms have occurred in the past in Yellowstone without triggering steam explosions or volcanic activity. Nevertheless, there is some potential for hydrothermal explosions and earthquakes may continue or increase in magnitude. There is a much lower potential for related volcanic activity.

Information on U.S. earthquake activity including Yellowstone can be viewed at the U.S. Geological Survey web site: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/.

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2009/01/03/earthquakes-at-yellowstone-supervolcano-update.html


 

 



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