(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have announced the beginning of seismic activity in the southwest of Yellowstone Lake, which is the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park.
According to the US Geological Survey, 1500-2500 earthquakes occur in the park every year, most of which occur in swarms. Swarms last about two days and include 10-20 earthquakes.
The recent tremors do not fit into the standard picture: as of 4:00 pm Thursday, 93 earthquakes have already been recorded. The tremors that started on Wednesday night are only increasing.
The magnitude of the tremors was less than 2.5 points. Only seven earthquakes were more powerful, while their magnitude was less than 3 points. Yellowstone is showing significant activity.
Over the past month, 108 earthquakes have occurred, taking into account the recent ones. It can be understood by simple calculations that only 15 aftershocks were recorded in the region until Thursday. Their number began to increase suddenly. To this day, the swarms do not subside.
What will happen to Yellowstone is hard to say. So far, experts do not draw any conclusions but only collect statistical data. It is known for sure that sooner or later the eruption of the apocalyptic force will happen, but only when is an open question.
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