Earthquake’s Offspring - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: 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
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
Date Dedicated: Not listed
Marker Number: Not listed
Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed
Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Wyoming history please include that in your log.