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Yellowstone Quakes Have Slowed Down

Danger of volcano eruption is over - The earthquake swarm in Yellowstone is finally dying down, so the fear that they might set off a volcano that would lead to the deaths of as many as a billion people has also abated.

According to the Billings Gazette, 400 more quakes have been reported since the beginning of the year, but they died down by January 8, although earthquake activity is still "well above typical." There have been false website evacuation alarms, but none of these were legitimate and there is no immediate danger to nearby residents.

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