Yellowstone volcano was rocked by 82 earthquakes in August - is an eruption ...

YELLOWSTONE volcano was rocked by 82 earthquakes in August, including a swarm of 12 tremors. Could this activity be a sign of a brewing eruption?

PUBLISHED: 16:24, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:28, Fri, Sep 4, 2020

The US Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors Yellowstone volcano for signs of activity, has published its monthly activity report for August. Between August 1 and September 1, 2020, a total of 82 earthquakes were recorded, including five eruptions of Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser. The update comes amid unfounded fears and social media rumours the US supervolcano is overdue an eruption.

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One Twitter user said: "Sometimes I remember Yellowstone may erupt at any moment, and then it takes longer to fall asleep."

Another person said: "You've only got one life so, enjoy the delicious food, embrace every awesome moment, and live your life on your terms.

"Besides, there's a caldera in Yellowstone National Park that's about 40,000 years overdue to erupt, so yeah, just live it up!"

A third Twitter user said: "Oh Lord, 2020 boiling up another surprise up...

"Don't forget Yellowstone IS a super-volcano that will one day erupt and impact the majority of the continental US scientists say..."

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Throughout the month of August, University of Utah Seismograph Stations recorded 82 earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region, northwest US.

The strongest earthquake was a magnitude 2.6 event just seven miles west of Old Faithful geyser.

The earthquake struck on August 20 at about 11.12pm local time.

And just two days earlier, a swarm of tremors was felt about 12 miles north-northeast of the geyser.

However, the strongest of these tremors was a "micro" quake of magnitude 0.9.

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