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Geology

The earth’s always moving in Yellowstone, but a recent earthquake in the park was intense enough to be measured by the U.S. Geological Survey. A handful of tourists might have started their day with a good shake. At 7:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey detected a light earthquake in Yellowstone National Park. The…

With one of the world’s largest active supervolcanoes right next door, you can’t help but wonder – how long before Yellowstone decides to blow its top? The volcanic activity at Yellowstone National Park is what makes it the incredible sight it has been for hundreds of thousands of years. But that activity is driven by…

Certain parts of Yellowstone are rising – which also means they’re getting more active. The talk of the park recently has been the increasing frequent eruptions of Steamboat Geyser, the largest geyser in Yellowstone. 48 documented eruptions occurred last year, with an equal amount anticipated in 2020. Things rarely happen in a vacuum, and this…


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