We are seeing a lot of geological events happen in a very short span of time. Large and sometimes devastating earthquakes have struck from Asiato Ecuador, and video released from Yellowstone is leaving people wondering if the super volcano there is about to blow.
Everything seems unsettled…
Now an earthquake swarm is hitting, of all places, Arizona.
NW Arizona earthquake swarm keeps rolling on with two events today, including M2.6 at 12:07 am. pic.twitter.com/9jYcHj9Hlx
— AZ Geological Survey (@AZGeology) April 24, 2016
Scientists are baffled as to what is the cause as there has been quite an uptick in activity in the region. Since March 29th, the Grand Canyon has been particularly impacted with small earthquakes. Over 20 have hit, including this weekend when two hit including a 2.6. A 3.4 hit back on April 8th.
The largest earthquake to ever hit Arizona on record was 5.6 which struck near the Arizona-Utah border in July 1959. Scientists attributed that quake with a big rockslide though.