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Mike Stickney

Mike Stickney

The past is alive: Hebgen Lake M7.3 earthquake in 1959 still influences Yellowstone National Park today

By: - August 2, 2021

The Magnitude 7.3 Hebgen Lake earthquake in 1959 is one of the two the largest recorded earthquakes in the entire Intermountain West of the United States.¬† We might still be seeing aftershocks from that event in what today is the most seismically active area of the Yellowstone region. The greater Yellowstone region has experienced dramatic¬†deformation. […]