Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Earthquake Swarm is Over

For now, at least.

The earthquake swarm under Yellowstone Lake has apparently drawn to a close. The last week's worth of reports show a return to near-quiescence.

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has an excellent poster [warning: big PDF at link]summarizing and contextualizing the swarm. The poster puts the quake swarm into the larger picture - a fascinating and complex picture.