Earthquake hits Yellowstone super volcano sparking fears ‘ticking time bomb’ could ERUPT

Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

FEARS the apocalyptic Yellowstone volcano is awakening has intensified after a powerful earthquake struck the region.

By Rory McKeown
17th June 2017

A 4.5 magnitude shaker struck Yellowstone Magnitude Park on Thursday, according to data from the US Geological Survey.

Earthquakes in the area are not rare – with 1,500 to 2,000 hitting the area every year – but the latest incident was the only one this year reported by USGS.

Scientists say Thursday’s earthquake was part of the swarm hitting the area since Monday.

Yellowstone volcano, located in the US state of Wyoming, is one of the most feared on the planet and described as a “ticking time bomb” – with various scientists claiming its eruption could be catastrophic.

Experts have long claimed the so-called “super volcano” could wipe out the entire planet.

As reported by Daily Star Online, Italian geologist Mario Tozzi warned Yellowstone’s eruption could cover the entire United States, cause a the planet’s temperature to rise and a reduction of the polar ice caps.

It would lead to a rise in sea levels worldwide – submerging Venice, New York and London.

Jamie Farrell, University of Utah research professor of seismology, said on Thursday: “As of 10am this morning we had located a total of 235 earthquakes in the area.”

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