“Underground gas pressure can build up and these little swarms are kind of Nature's pressure release valve. The pressure gets a little too high, the earthquakes pop off — sometimes for just a day, which was the case in these July 5 - 14, 2014, (off and on) swarms.”
– Jake Lowenstern, Ph.D., USGS, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
July 17, 2014 Menlo Park, California - On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Associated Press headlined, “Yellowstone Road Melts — Sites Closed.” A photograph with the breaking news shows a seriously melted asphalt road called Firehole Lake Drive that loops around some Yellowstone geysers, including Old Faithful.
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