Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by a Swarm of More Than 400 Earthquakes in One Week

View of the ‘Grand Prismatic’ hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. MARK RALSTON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 400 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana.

The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place in Yellowstone National Park. “The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” scientists from the University of Utah, which monitors Yellowstone Volcano, said in a statement.

“The earthquake was [reportedly] felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere in the surrounding region.”

This earthquake was the largest to have hit Yellowstone since March 30, 2014, when a magnitude 4.8 earthquake was recorded 18 miles to the east, near the Norris Geyser Basin.

“[The 4.5] earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12,” the statement continued. “This sequence has included approximately thirty earthquakes of magnitude 2 and larger and four earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger, including today’s magnitude 4.5 event.” For more on this supervolcano click here

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Is Yellowstone going to erupt?

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Yellowstone after a swarm of smaller ones.
FEARS over the possible eruption of the Yellowstone volcano increased after a swarm of volcanoes hot the world famous national park.

A 4.5 magnitude trembler struck Yellowstone, according to data from the US Geological Survey.
Scientists said Thursday’s earthquake was part of a swarm hitting the area since Monday.
Yellowstone volcano, located in the US state of Wyoming, is one of the most feared on the planet and described as a “ticking time bomb” – with various scientists claiming its eruption could be catastrophic. for more on this click here.

If this was to be true, one can only imagine the world devastation that will ensure if this were to happen.  

Mt. St. Helens: RECHARGING?


MOUNT ST HELENS, a volcano responsible for one of the deadliest eruptions in US history, is ‘recharging’, experts have warned. In 1980, the volcano situated in Washington erupted, which led to 57 deaths and $1.1bn worth of property damage after it deposited ash in 11 different states and five Canadian provinces.Now, experts are warning the volcano is becoming active after witnessing a series of tremors beneath the surface of the 2,550 metre tall volcano.

Do you believe that Mt. St Helen’s is recharging for an eruption? Comment below.

Scientists suggest forecasting volcanic eruptions by tracking deep-focus earthquakes

Researchers analyzed the data taken from seismographs of that region collected in 2011 and 2012 with a special focus being placed on the long-period earthquakes

MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. Russian scientists have proven that a rise in earthquake activity at depths of around 30 km, can precede volcanic eruptions on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The study’s results have been recently published in the scientific journal Nature GeoScience.

“Our research confirms that long-period earthquakes are connected to the transfer of fluids below ground and might be utilized as reliable evidence of the activation of deep parts of the magma system before the beginning of a volcanic eruption,” the article.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews lava as thousands evacuated

OVER 2,000 families have been evacuated from their homes in Indonesia after Mount Sinabung had been spewing out lava in a series of violent eruptions.

The local disaster agency said that Mt Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, had erupted repeatedly in recent days, pumping hot gas clouds up to 3km into the sky.
A safety cordon with a 7km radius had been enforced around the volcano which has been erupting almost continuously since 2013.
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Iceland on high alert with volcano due to erupt – CBS News

On top of a wall of blue ice is the outflow of a massive glacier that sits on top of Katla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. An intricate system of sensors monitors the glacier’s every move, because when Katla erupts, it won’t be fire but flood waters that will engulf the valley below it.

In Iceland, travelers come revved up for adventure. They board oversized Humvees or snowmobiles to crisscross glaciers thousands of years old.

One is called Mýrdalsjökull. Bjorn Hafsteinsson has been leading glacier tours for the past three years. He drove us about 5,000 feet up, scaling the glacier that holds a secret.

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