Yellowstone , United -States : earthquake activity in February is at low background levels.

Yellowstone , United -States : earthquake activity in February is at low background levels.

Seismicity

During February 2016, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, reports 35 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) region. The largest event was a micro-earthquake of magnitude 2.4 on February 09, 09:09 PM MST, located 4 miles southwest of West Yellowstone, MT.

February 2016 seismicity did not include any earthquake swarms. Yellowstone earthquake activity in February is at low background levels.

Ground deformation

GPS stations in Yellowstone continue to show little or no ground movement.

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) provides long-term monitoring of volcanic and earthquake activity in the Yellowstone National Park region. Yellowstone is the site of the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features in the world and the first National Park. YVO is one of the five USGS Volcano Observatories that monitor volcanoes within the United States for science and public safety.

March 03, 2016. Yellowstone , United -States :

44°25’48” N 110°40’12” W,
Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Source : YVO.

Photo : Leon Jenson

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