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YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, July 1, 2017, 8:56 AM MDT (Saturday, July 1, 2017, 14:56 UTC)
YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010)
44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
During June 2017, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, reports 1171 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) region. The largest event was a light earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on June 16, at 06:48 PM MDT, located about nine miles north northwest of West Yellowstone, MT. The earthquake was reported felt in the towns of Gardiner and West Yellowstone, MT. This earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12.
June seismicity in Yellowstone was marked by four distinct clusters of episodic earthquakes:
1) An energetic swarm of 1027 earthquakes, ~six miles north of West Yellowstone, MT, began June 12 and is ongoing, including the largest event of the month on June 16 (magnitude 4.4). This swarm also consists of five earthquakes in the magnitude 3 range and 72 earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range.
2) 41 events occurred in a small swarm ~14 miles east northeast of West Yellowstone, MT, with swarm activity occurring June 14 and 15. The largest earthquake of the swarm (magnitude 2.3) occurred June 14, at 07:39 AM MDT ~14 miles east northeast of West Yellowstone, MT. This swarm includes two earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range.
3) A small swarm of 22 earthquakes, ~14 miles south southwest of Mammoth, WY, took place on June 1 and 2 (UTC), with the largest event (magnitude 2.6) occurring June 1, at 08:29 PM MDT. This swarm includes 3 earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range.
4) A small swarm of 13 earthquakes, ~16 miles east northeast of West Yellowstone, MT, occurred June 13. The largest earthquake (magnitude 1.7) occurred June 13, at 07:14 AM MDT ~16 miles east northeast of West Yellowstone, MT.
Earthquake sequences like these are common and account for roughly 50% of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region.
Yellowstone earthquake activity is currently at elevated levels compared with typical background activity.
Monitored locations within the Yellowstone caldera continue to slowly subside. Uplift north of the caldera, centered near the Norris Geyser Basin continues at a low rate. Behavior is similar to the past several months. Current deformation patterns at Yellowstone remain within historical norms.
originally posted by: Robin Marks
Remember, it won't blow up until the eclipse.