Few things are as terrifying as earthquakes. They often happen when you least expect them, catching people off-guard and terrorizing them in the process. And, if their magnitude is high, there could be lots of damage.
History is full of the city, and in some cases, country ending earthquakes. Well-developed countries crumbled into bits and never returned to their former glory.
What’s worse, predicting disasters like these is quite challenging. Sure, experts try to forecast them, but their predictions are rarely accurate.
West Yellowstone happens to be the latest area that experienced earthquakes recently.
Yes, there were multiple earthquakes. West Yellowstone is a small town in Montana, United States.
It has a decent population for its area and has a history of mild tremors. However, things changed this time, and the town’s residents experienced multiple earthquakes within twenty-four hours.
Swarm Of Earthquakes
As you would expect, the tremors scared everyone living in Yellowstone. Initially, they were not as intense.
However, every earthquake was more extreme than the preceding one, making people think that the town would fall apart soon.
Some people even tried to make a run for it, attempting to leave town in their cars. Surprisingly, some were successful and left Yellowstone within twenty-four hours.
After all, who could blame them? Wouldn’t you try to escape an area that could potentially fall-apart?
Luckily though, there wasn’t much damage as the tremors stopped after twenty-four hours.
As discussed earlier, this city experiences mild earthquakes quite frequently. Luckily none of them caused any damage, which is a significant reason why thousands of people still reside here.
What’s more, there has been a massive increase in this town’s population over the past decade. It proves that the earthquakes are barely noticeable and haven’t been a problem for Yellowstone’s residents.
What Did The Data Show?
Experts were hard at work when the earthquake’s started. They immediately started collecting and analyzing data to determine if they were in grave danger.