- Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano Close to Erupting? Scientists detect more than 200 earthquakesin just 10 DAYS after warning that Magma Below the Surface is Showing Signs of Strain
by CHEYENNE MACDONALD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
* Latest swarm began Feb 8, about 8mi northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana
* As of February 18, the scientists say they’ve detected more than 200 quakes
* Still, experts say the activity is ‘relatively weak,’ and alert level remains normal
A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. According to experts with the US Geological Survey, the latest swarm began on February 8 in a region roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana – and, it’s increased dramatically in the days since. But for now, scientists say there’s no reason to worry.
While the earthquakes are likely caused by a combination of processes beneath the surface, the current activity is said to be ‘relatively weak,’ and the alert level at the supervolcano remains at ‘normal.’