Hmm, hasn’t made the news here, and I could be there within 4 hours.

And the Park Service isn’t saying anything is out of the norm.


Here is what the USGS says.

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:05 AM MDT (Friday, August 1, 2014 16:05 UTC)

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 July 2014, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, reports 99 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest event was a magnitude 2.5 on July 6, at 09:54 AM MDT, located about 18 km (11 miles) north northeast of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

Over half of July seismicity occurred July 6-7th and is a result of the ongoing north-south trending series of earthquakes, over 11 km (7 miles) in length, which began in September, 2013. Including the largest July earthquake of magnitude 2.5.

Earthquake sequences like these are common and account for roughly 50% of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region.

Yellowstone earthquake activity in July remains at normal background levels.

Ground deformation

Deformation in north-central Yellowstone continues, with the subsidence rate holding steady for the last month at around 10 cm/yr. Since the subsidence began in early April 2014, the NRWY GPS station has dropped about 5 cm.

The eastern caldera GPS station WLWY, which we often refer to in these updates, has been offline since June 30, 2014. Other caldera GPS stations continue to record the pattern uplift that has persisted since early 2014.

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.

YVO Member agencies: USGS, Yellowstone National Park, University of Utah, University of Wyoming, UNAVCO, Inc., Wyoming State Geological Survey, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Idaho Geological Survey

Jacob Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge

Sounds like a lot of scaremongering to me.