Yellowstone earthquake swarm continues, causing panic

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An energetic earthquake swarm that started on June 12, 2017 on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park continues, leading many people into panic mode.

However, there is no indication that this supervolcano will experience a catastrophic eruption in the foreseeable future which makes panicking about it a perfect waste of time and energy. 

Earthquake swarms are common in Yellowstone and, on average, comprise about 50% of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is monitoring an earthquake swarm which is currently active on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park.

The swarm began on June 12, 2017 and, as of 19:30 UTC (13:30 MDT on June 19) is composed of 464 events with the largest magnitude of ML 4.4 (MW 4.4), UUSS said.

Yellowstone National Park earthquake swarm June 2017

Credit: UUSS

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