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4.8 Earthquake Registered at Yellowstone

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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shaking Yellowstone National Park today.  The earthquake was the strongest in the park since 1980.

The quake location did not raise any concerns on the park super volcano, which according to experts, has the potential to erupt with a force close to 2,000 times the size of the one that took place at Mount Saint Helens.  While an eruption would have worldwide effects, the Sunday quake is still considered light to standards.  Since last Thursday, at least twenty-five earthquakes have been recorded.

Reports say the earthquake occurred at 6:34am near the Norris Geyser Basin, and was reportedly felt in border towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner.

No reports of damage were available and the park also has few visitors and staff this time of year.

 

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