A 3.2-magnitude earth quake rocked Yellowstone National Park in the US on Wednesday, the Daily Express reports.
One social media user – who did not specify her location at the time of the quake – said she “felt a rumbling,” adding that while the US Geological Survey apparently did not detect any earthquakes in her general vicinity, Yellowstone seems "a bit active."
Thought I felt a rumbling so I went on https://t.co/U2gec7hkwn.... no earthquake here but uh... seems like Yellowstone is a bit active... and has been for the last few weeks 🤔 is that normal? pic.twitter.com/ft4HdLWo8I— GABYTR🌌N (@Gabytron5000) January 6, 2021
"I thought I felt a rumbling as well," another netizen replied.
I thought I felt a rumbling as well.— Joshua Baines (@baines_joshua) January 6, 2021
Another person tweeted that Yellowstone "always kinda rumbles," adding that, since "an eruption is supposed to occur at anytime", the worry factor" should only increase when "an escalation of rumbles happens."
Hmm. Didnt notice anything up here. Yellowstone always kinda rumbles but considering how an eruption is supposed to occur at anytime I think the worry factor should jump when an escalation of rumbles happens.— AdmiralJames (@Jacob_elam) January 6, 2021
Previously, Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, warned that a super eruption of Yellowstone, like the ones that already happened hundreds of thousands of years ago, "would be very devastating to the central part of the US."
He also noted, however, that the chances of such apocalyptic event actually taking place anytime soon are fairly low since they occur "once or twice every million years.”