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Date published: April 6, 2010

Madison Plateau 2010 Earthquake Swarm Summary

This swarm is now the second largest recorded swarm at Yellowstone. It was longer (in time) and included more earthquakes than last year's swarm beneath Yellowstone Lake (December '08/January '09).

Date published: January 8, 2009

Yellowstone Lake Earthquake Swarm Summary

Seismic activity at Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park increased in late December 2008. As of January 8, 2009, the seismic activity has markedly decreased. 

Date published: November 9, 2007

Recent Ups and Downs of the Yellowstone Caldera

The November 9, 2007 issue of Science Magazine features an article, Accelerated uplift and magmatic intrusion of the Yellowstone Caldera, 2004 to 2006, by YVO scientists from the University of Utah and USGS.

Date published: March 15, 2006

Satellite Technologies Detect Uplift in the Yellowstone Caldera

Yellowstone and other caldera systems are well-known for their continual ups and downs.

Date published: June 13, 2005

Truth, fiction and everything in between at Yellowstone

The June 2005 issue of Geotimes magazine includes an article by YVO Scientist-in-Charge Jake Lowenstern. The article, Truth, fiction and everything in between at Yellowstone, presents Lowenstern's views on public and media interest in Yellowstone and its volcanic potential.

Date published: June 28, 2004

Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System

Satellite-based surveying techniques (InSAR) allow scientists to view changes to the ground surface at Yellowstone. For more information see the Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System fact sheet.

Date published: May 3, 2004

2004 Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm

In April 2004 there was an increase in earthquake activity at Yellowstone National Park that drew interest from scientists and the public.

Date published: December 1, 2003

Thermal Activity at Norris Geyser Basin Provide Opportunity to Study Hydrothermal System

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly article written by U.S. Geological Survey Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues. This week's article is about monitoring the geysers in the Norris Geyser Basin.

Date published: May 14, 2001

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Established

 The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah have signed an agreement to establish the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory to strengthen long-term monitoring of earthquakes and the slumbering volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.