A Yellowstone earthquake occurred near Old Faithful geyser Sunday, Inquisitr reports Sept. 16. The tremors at Yellowstone National Park were measured at 3.6 magnitude, according to University of Utah Semisograph Stations. The earthquake was about six miles away from the geyser of Old Faithful.
The report said the Yellowstone earthquake was just one of more than 100 tremors in the park since last Tuesday -- with Sunday's being the strongest that even visitors noticed. It shook at about 9:53 a.m. Park officials have released a statement saying "a total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas, however, most have occurred near the Lower Geyser Basin." The official added that "much of the seismicity in Yellowstone occurs as swarms. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations continues to monitor Yellowstone earthquakes and will provide additional information if the earthquake swarm activity increases."
So far the Yellowstone earthquakes haven't posed much of a problem for park visitors or staff. The multiple mini-tremors haven't done any harm.
If the Yellowstone earthquakes rise in magnitude or become a threat, the park will likely forewarn visitors of the possibility that the mini-tremors -- or swarms -- are active in the area.