Tag Archives: 2017 Yellowstone earthquake swarm

Mapping the impact of a Yellowstone shutdown

Yellowstone confluence

The impact of a Yellowstone shutdown extends far past the number of visitors denied entry to America’s oldest national park–in fact, the impact extends hundreds of miles beyond the five entry gates.

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Are We Still Feeling Effects of 1959’s Hebgen Lake Earthquake?

1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

The massive 7.2-magnitude Hebgen Lake earthquake on August 17, 1959 is still affecting the Yellowstone National Park region, according to a team of geophysicists at the University of Utah, who say a swarm of up to 3,000 events near Maple Creek from June 2017 to June 2018 is tied to that event.

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UUSS Picks Up Nearly 1,600 Events in Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) continues to monitor this year’s Yellowstone earthquake swarm, registering nearly 1,600 events so far.

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