This Could Be The Start of Something B-I-G!Yellowstone is having a now three-day series of small quakes. The largest has been 3.3 on the Richter Scale...not large, but substantial none the less given the fairly quiet area involved.
Yellowstone is part of The Yellowstone Caldera.
There was an hour-long program within the last year or so on Discovery or one of the science channels which explained that one day Yellowstone will repeat its massive eruption of 700,000 years ago. I'll see if I can find reference to it.
James Pethokoukis reports on the current situation at U. S. News & World Reports.
The situation justifies close watch as a true eruption here could be disastrous particularly for the states from Yellowstone East; but also for the earth where particulate matter rises into the atmosphere and circles the globe.
600 Mile Radius around Yellowstone...a possible death zone according to reports by The Cutting Edge.
Here is the report by the folks at The Cutting Edge Blog.
I for one hope the Cutting Edge folks...and their sources are a bit over enthusiastic about the level of activity, however...keep an eye on it folks! This seems to go beyond scary if activity continues.
Update: Thanks to Instapundit for the "Instalanch" on this post. I am now beginning to see the topic in many locations! I also forgot to mention the world-wide map of earthquakes which is both interesting and available to all here: