- Earthquake Swarm Hits Yellowstone As Unprecedented Floods Close Park
- Data from the University of Utah’s seismograph stations show that dozens of quakes up to a magnitude of about 2.4 hit an area around Grizzly Lake throughout the day and at various depths.
- On average, Yellowstone is hit by between 1,500 and 2,500 earthquakes every year.
- The phenomenon is related to the transport of volcanic fluids and the resulting changes of pressures in the Earth’s crust.
- According to Al Jazeera, this is the first time all entrances to Yellowstone National Park have been closed to the public in 34 years.
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