Distant Quake Changes Geyser Eruptions

An Alaskan earthquake changed the timing of geysers thousands of miles away.

By Emily Sohn, 17:37 PM June 9, 2004

Underground, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is an exciting place. With more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs, and steaming volcanic vents, there's always something spewing, spouting, or bubbling over.

Yellowstone's Castle Geyser erupted less often after underground vibrations from a large earthquake in Alaska rippled through the park in November 2002.

Yellowstone's Castle Geyser erupted less often after underground vibrations from a large earthquake in Alaska rippled through the park in November 2002.

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Scientists recently turned up a new surprise at Yellowstone. Amazingly, an earthquake that shook Alaska on Nov....

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