Tuesday, May 8, 2018

IS YELLOWSTONE SUPER VOLCANO SET TO BLOW?


Yellowstone National Park bubbles away with its hot springs and geysers. The most famous is Old Faithful, so called because it puts on a show for visitors every 91 minutes.

Steamboat geyser had not erupted since September 2014until March 15 this year, then it blew back into life, followed by eruptions on April 19 and April 27. On May 4 it erupted again, the fourth time in seven weeks. It is now the world’s tallest and most powerful active geyser. The eruptions came on the heels of earthquake activity at Yellowstone recorded by the USGS.

A swarm of more than 200 earthquakes struck Yellowstone over two weeks, starting on Feb. 8 and increasing on Feb. 15 in an area 8 miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana. The USGS reported that a bigger series of tiny quakes hit the area but seismometers failed to record them.

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