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September 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
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When is an earthquake NOT “world-shaking” news?  …most likely when it occurs in Yellowstone National Park.  That actually was the case over the weekend when an area just north of the Old Faithful area of the park was shaken by a 3.6 temblor about 10:00 am Sunday.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says such tremors are a normal part of what happens in the geologically active area.  Nash says, “We can have between one and three thousand earthquakes a year in Yellowstone…  It’s just a normal part of what happens here – it is not an indicator, however, that there’s anything changing with the volcano miles below the earth’s surface.”  Nash admits that this event was a little stronger than most and took place in an area where people were present to feel it.  Consequently, it found its way into the news where others taking place in other parts of the park usually do not.  University of Utah seismologists point out that an ongoing sequence of swarms began on September 10th and has included swarms near Lewis Lake, the Lower Geyser Basin and in an area northwest of Norris Geyser Basin. Altogether, a total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas.

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