Scientists Warn: Yellowstone Finally About To Blow

Scientists Warn: Yellowstone Finally About To Blow

July 9, 2017 Sean Adl-Tabatabai Sci/Environment 0

Scientists warn that Yellowstone may be about to blow

Scientists have warned that the supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park is on the brink of erupting after 878 earthquakes struck the area in the last 2 weeks.

Since June 12, an unusually high number of quakes were recorded around Yellowstone, with one at a 4.4 magnitude. The quakes represent the highest number recorded in such a short space of time in five years. reports:

Although the risk of eruption remains low overall and the volcano alert level has not been raised from green, it is believed that if it does erupt, it could be 1,000 times as powerful as the one at Mount St. Helens in 1980.