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Scientists detect over 200 earthquakes at Yellowstone supervolcano

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Over the past ten days scientists have detected more than 200 earthquakes at the Yellowstone supervolcano, the Daily Mail reports.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the swarm of earthquakes began in early February roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana and his increased daily since.

However, for now the alert level at the supervolcano has remained at “normal,” and scientists say there is no reason for the public to be worried.

“The present swarm started on February 8, with a few events occurring per day,” according to USGS.

“On February 15, seismicity rates and magnitudes increased markedly,” the USGS said. “As of the night of February 18, the largest earthquake in the swarm is M2.9, and none of the events have been felt. All are occurring about 8 km (5 mi) beneath the surface.”

(Crusader Journal Staff)

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