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Yellowstone Is Getting Rattled

11 earthquakes hit iconic national park in 24 hours

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park only just recently re-opened its gates to tourists, but things got a little busier than anticipated early Friday, with the first of 11 earthquakes in 24 hours. That first temblor was a 3.1, while the rest registered between 1.6 and 2.5, reports the Idaho ... More »

7.0 Quake Hits Indonesia, Triggers Tsunami Warning

Temblor comes a week after 6.4 event hit Lombok island

(Newser) - A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but authorities said the quake might have caused some damage. The... More »

USGS: Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Kilauea

Unless you want to see a 'spectacular reaction,' and not in a good way, USGS warns

(Newser) - It's officially barbecue season, though one place you shouldn't plan on making s'mores is over the lava-spurting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. It's hard to believe the US Geological Survey should have to say this, but the agency issued just such a warning Monday... More »

Seismologist Warns 1925 Quake Will Strike—in 2025

The false alarm triggered alerts from the USGS and the 'Los Angeles Times'

(Newser) - On Wednesday afternoon California residents were shocked to learn that a powerful earthquake had supposedly hit the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara. They were probably just as surprised to learn a few minutes later that the magnitude 6.8 quake had actually happened in... More »

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