posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 01:56 AM
Well, for all intents and purposes (knock on wood) this swarm appears to be over. So I will agree now that it was not as intense, overall as the last
one. And I have been monitoring the entire park very carefully since it started.
That said, just a while ago another microquake occurred in the range of 1.5 to 2 magnitude in the same area. But that appeared to be a solo shot.
Haven't seen much of anything since.
But this was another swarm, make no mistake about it. And I still don't understand why the YVO has made no mention of it, other than maybe to them it
was not significant enough to mention it.
However, in closing, I just want to mention that one of the supposed characteristics of an impending eruption is multiple earthquake swarms. And yet
the YVO has right on their website that swarms are normal at Yellowstone. It is stuff like this that keeps me in a state of confusion over
Yellowstone. And I really have to wonder if the reason this swarm has not been addressed is because they just don't need the additional aggravation
of having to announce that there has been another swarm. They are used to it, and only recently is the public having to get used to it.
So that's it. Get used to it. We are going to see more swarms and even a large quake or two, and it is still no reason to fear any imminent eruption.
So they say.