If you've been paying attention, you know there has been a ton of earthquake activity in Yellowstone National Park this year. The USGS thinks they know why. The ground at Yellowstone is rising, but we're all probably not gonna die because of it.
In case you've been living under a rock (or maybe hiding there), there have been a lot of earthquakes at Yellowstone recently. For the record, we'd like to clarify that when we share news of these quakes, it does not mean the world is about to end - although it could.
It's been awhile since we've had a good earthquake in our area. If you've been waiting for a reason to pester your friends about how the super-volcano is about to erupt, I have good news for you. There's just been a moderate earthquake in West Yellowstone.
It was funny at first. There was a tiny earthquake near Old Faithful a few weeks ago and we each shared our favorite super-volcano conspiracy theory and laughed about it. Then, there was another one that was slightly larger. Now, there's another quake that has struck near Old Faithful and it's larger than the first two.
There is a massive volcanic caldera bubbling and boiling beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming which is responsible for most of the stunning geysers there, including Ol’ Faithful. What you may not know is that because of continental drift, this super volcano used to be directly beneath the Magic Valley. Researchers now believe this caldera is a “Super Volcano” that erupts about every 600,00