YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI/KIDK)-The U.S. Geological Survey Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports there are no connections between the 6.5 magnitude Idaho earthquake … Idaho registered its strongest earthquake in nearly four decades to close out the month of March. But, it's not related to the Yellowstone caldera. Several aftershocks occurred in the hours after the larger quake, but thankfully no injuries or major damage were reported. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. Yellowstone supervolcano is located in the State next to Idaho, Wyoming, leaving many fearing that the powerful quake could trigger a deadly eruption.
Following the earthquake, one person wrote on Twitter: “Yellowstone is about […] Have you ever experienced an earthquake in Yellowstone? Yellowstone National Park, located in the western United States, with parts in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, is actually an active super-volcano. The slide blocked the flow of the Madison … On average, approximately 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes take place each year in the Yellowstone area. Most are too small to be felt, but a few—like the famous quake of 1959—are exceptions. It was centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian, near the rural mountain town of Stanley. You might say no, but chances are at least one small earthquake occurred during your visit. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. An M6.5 earthquake occurred approximately 80 miles northeast of Boise Tuesday afternoon, on March 31st. Fears that earthquake activity (as well as full moons, asteroids, comets and just about anything else you can think of) will set off Yellowstone have been with us for years. The 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake (also known as the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake) occurred on August 17 at 11:37 pm (MST) in southwestern Montana, United States.The earthquake measured 7.2 on the Moment magnitude scale, caused a huge landslide, resulted in over 28 fatalities and left US$11 million (equivalent to $96.48 million in 2019) in damage. Idaho was rocked by a powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake on April 1, with tremors being felt as far away as Canada.
An earthquake that hit Idaho on March 31, 2020 was the largest in the state since 1983. But, it's not related to the Yellowstone caldera. Dr. Lucy Jones, probably the most notable seismologist in the United States, tweeted that the “Idaho quake is not Yellowstone It is over 200 miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. Yellowstone has had at least three such eruptions: 2.1 million years ago, 1.2 million years ago and 640,000 years ago.