With 28 earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park area last month triggering another round of propaganda about the subterranean boundary of the earthquake-prone “supervolcano” Park, experts have cautioned that this is not a cause for concern again. “Yellowstone is one of the most seismically active regions in the United States. There are about 700 to 3,000 earthquakes per year in the Yellowstone region; Most are not felt, “wrote the Yellowstone National Park Service.” These come from a wide network of errors related to volcanoes and nearby tectonic features. “
The three earthquakes – the shockwaves that occurred together with time and location – occurred throughout the month of May. According to an update released by the Geological Survey of the United States, there were 12 events on May 4, another 39 on May 22, and 29 on May 29, the largest of which was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Norris Junction.
Like Clockwork, the quake’s aftershocks around the park raised concerns about the region’s “super-volcanoes,” an earthquake-prone area that covered 2,600 meters (9,200 feet) of caldera through the state of Wyoming.
The Volcano Discovery notes, “Despite continued rumors and intimidation in the media (unsupported by the truth), there is no sign of the belief that the so-called supervolcano is going to start violence anytime soon.”
Yellowstone is one of the most seismically active regions in the United States and has the most diverse collection of natural hydroelectric features in the world, including hot springs, geysers, mud pots, travertine terraces, and fumaroles – part of the unique volcanoes and the Rocky Mountains. (Some of these paintings were also known as “coughs”!).
earthquake-like tremors were observed in May, helping to maintain this hydroelectric activity by keeping the “plumbing” system free and clean. Like other volcanoes in the world, earthquakes in the park are related to how volcanic fluids are “transported along with a few small fractures in a shallow style above the magma”.
The pressure of plate movement in the earth’s crust allows the vapor to stop; so to speak, the rocks along the fault line eventually slide or detach from the paint-up pressure. Energy is expressed in the form of earthquake waves or earthquakes, reverberating by the surrounding rocks. The largest earthquake was in 1985, with more than 3,000 aftershocks. Hundreds of earthquakes in 2009 and 2010 have also been reported.
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