March 13, 2018
Hidden beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a supervolcano capable of blasting thousands of miles of rock and ash into the air.
While the supervolcano hasn’t erupted for 631,000 years, scientists have been working to understand the last eruption to predict when one will happen again.
Now, a spate of four mini-tremors in the area following a period of ‘rest’ has raised fears among the public that the supervolcano is about to blow.
The most recent quake came on March 11 when a 1.5 tremor shook the volcano just hours after a 1.8 quake was also detected nearby.
But experts claim this is a relatively quiet period for tremors in the area. Normally, there are 50 minor earthquakes around the volcano every week.
They say that concerns of an eruption in the area are unfounded, and the current resurgence in activity is nothing to be concerned about.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:03 am