Researchers See Meteoric Rise In Seismic Activity Around Globe
According to data obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been 1320 earthquakes 2.5 magnitude or greater so far this year in the conterminous United States alone, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Worldwide, there have been 7719 earthquakes so far this year according to the Earthquake Archives at USGS.
Statistics obtained from National Geographic indicate there are roughly 1900 “active volcanoes” on the planet right now.
The rise in seismic activity has some worried about a new phenomenon called “super volcanoes.” And it’s not just around the Pacific Rim. One such potential super volcano site is at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.