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Alaska Quake Affected Yellowstone Geysers

A powerful earthquake that shook Alaska in 2002 affected geysers and hot springs at Yellowstone National Park nearly 2,000 miles away in Wyoming, scientists reported on Friday. The magnitude 7.9 Denali fault earthquake in November 2002 was known to have triggered smaller quakes across much of the U.S. West, but its effect on geysers was previously unknown, a team at the University of Utah said.

They monitored 22 of Yellowstone’s 10,000 geysers, hot springs and steam vents. Eight “displayed notable changes in their eruption intervals” after the quake, they found.

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