Yellowstone was rocked by 134 earthquakes during the past month, and these included also a swarm of 20 tremors. More voices are wondering whether this seismicity might be a terrible sign of the Yellowstone volcano waking up.
Yellowstone volcano has been branded by some experts as a ticking time bomb – some geologists are predicting that the supervolcano could erupt once again.
During the past three million years, Yellowstone has at least three massive eruptions, as reported by Express. Experts are certain that the volcano will not erupt during our lifetimes.
People still fear a new eruption
On the other hand, there are still a lot of people who continue to fear a new cataclysm. On Twitter, people are expressing their fears.
For instance, a person posted “My niece and nephew learned that the volcano at Yellowstone is 40,000 years overdue to erupt and they have been freaking out about it for the past week asking me if we’ll be okay if it erupts.”
It’s been revealed that according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas have been struck by no less than 134 earthquakes back in April.
As reported by Express, the strongest one had a magnitude of 1.9.
It’s also important to note the fact that the USGS also tracked a swarm of 20 earthquakes. These were reportedly located at about four miles south-southeast of West Thumb Geyser Basin.
The agency said: “During April 2020, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, located 134 earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region.”
The agency continued and pointed out that “The largest event was a minor earthquake of magnitude 1.9 located eight miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana, on April 3 at 9.27pm MDT.”
On the other hand, not too long ago, we revealed new data about an expert who completely rules out the risk of another massive eruption.