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Yellowstone earthquake registers 4.8

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

A Yellowstone earthquake registered a magnitude of 4.8 as it shook the northern portion of Yellowstone National Park on Sunday morning. The Yellowstone earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. at some 4 miles north-northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. The earthquake was felt in the towns of Gardiner and West Yellowstone – towns which border Wyoming and Montana and are located some 20 miles from the epicenter, according to a CBS News report on Sunday.

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Yellowstone National Park – the first national park in the United States - sees quite small earthquakes on a regular basis.

Regarding the larger earthquake on Sunday morning, there have been no reports of damage or injuries. At this time of year, late March, there are usually very few visitors at the park.

Factually reported, Yellowstone National Park is located on a ‘supervolcano’ that erupted with massive proportions approximately 640,000 years ago. Scientific experts have calculated an estimation of another super eruption occurrence at 0.00014 percent annually. Or basically, another eruption is not going to happen.