Strongest Earthquake in Decades Rocks Yellowstone National Park

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused great shock in Yellowstone National Park and had a ton of Twitter users calling for the end of time early this morning. Could the apocalypse be coming? They seem to think so!

This earthquake struck in western Montana around 12:30 am local time and was followed by a series of smaller quakes according to USGS. Many people reported feeling significant shaking that was strong enough to wake them and rattle their household items. Twitter users have noted the proximity of this earthquake to the park’s supervolcano and the consequences that could occur if it were to go off.

Yellowstone is home to a supervolcano that if erupted could effectively wipe out the United States. Some users have even seemed to suggest a link between this quake and one 6.9 magnitude quake that occurred in the Philippines close to the same time. With that being said, the experts from USGS were quicker than we thought they would be to downplay the earthquake.

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Sasha Perkins

Administrative Assistant and Journalist at the Pluto Daily since 2012.