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[ABC] The U.S. Geological Survey says there's a greater chance of damaging earthquakes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
of visitors come to Yellowstone every year to witness the power of the
world's largest active volcano. The magma pool lies beneath the huge
caldera that makes up most of the park's surface, including Lake
Yellowstone. In July, super-volcano expert Dr. Bob Smith revealed what
his studies discovered about the magma body.
"…that it's two and a half times bigger," said Smith
a new U.S. geological survey report reveals the Yellowstone Grand Teton
area is more likely to have hazardous earthquakes than previously
thought. "Yellowstone is always shaking," said Smith.
Smith's labs at the University of Utah constantly watch the park's earthquakes with seismic and satellite surveillance.
"We record three to four thousand earthquakes a year in Yellowstone," said Smith
of those earthquakes are small, of course. However, the updated
government maps show a slightly greater risk for hazardous earthquakes
in northwest Wyoming, but engineers have been reinforcing public
buildings in the area for the last decade. Read More