According to the AP:
Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it’s very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.
“They’re certainly not normal,” Smith said. “We haven’t had earthquakes in this energy or extent in many years.”
For those who don’t know why geological activity in the Yellowstone region might be newsworthy, here’s a hint:
If the Yellowstone supervolcano goes off again, it’ll not only trash the US by dumping potentially several *meters* of ash on the breadbasket… it’ll trash the planet. It’ll set off a “nuclear winter” which will do a dandy job of reversing global warming, and fill the entire atmosphere with a fine mist of silicate dust which will not only cause lung damage on a panetary scale, it’ll also mess up internal combustion engines and turbojets. Retards around the world will go buggo, convinced that this is the wrath of Allah smiting down upon the Great Satan; little realizing that they will soon be thrust into an economic collapse and famine the likes of which they’ve never contemplated. And, while ash makes a mess of airbreathing engines, it doesn’t do jack to stop ICBMs or SLBMs.