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Yellowstone Volcano – Could Earthquake Trigger It?

Yellowstone National Park experienced its biggest recorded earthquake in 34 years at 6:34 am Sunday. The magnitude was only 4.8, but what is disturbing about the quake is that it was centered near the worlds largest super-volcano. The tremor struck the northwest corner of the park, followed by a flurry of smaller quakes since Thursday, geologists at the University of …

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Yellowstone Earthquake Causes Little Damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Sunday near the Montana border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3 were also recorded. USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory spokesman Peter Cervelli noted that the epicenter of the quake was situated in the middle of park, near the Norris Geyser Basin. Cervilli added …

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