Earthquake’s Offspring - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 33.065 W 110° 48.364
12T E 515403 N 4933101
Quick Description: A history sign along the boardwalk trail near the Fountain Paint Pot in Yellowstone National Park.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:16:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMDYKH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
“Red Spouter
As you stand here, imagine traveling back in time to August 17, 1959. You would find yourself on a grassy knoll. Red Spouter did not exist!
Shortly before midnight, a major earthquake rocked Hebgen Lake, Montana, approximately 25 miles northwest of here. Jolts rippled through Yellowstone. In the aftermath, Red Spouter was born.
The ’59 Quake measured magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale and was the most powerful to strike the area in recorded history.”
Marker Name: Earthquake’s Offspring

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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