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In brief: Yellowstone 4.8 earthquake biggest since 1980

Mon., March 31, 2014

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.8 earthquake that shook northern Yellowstone National Park is the strongest there since 1980.

But Sunday’s quake was still considered relatively light, and its location didn’t raise concerns about the park’s supervolcano, which experts say has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens and would have worldwide effects.

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations said the earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. about 4 miles north-northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin.

Protesters rally for ‘Anonymous’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, blocking traffic, trying to get on freeways and shouting anti-police slogans days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting.

The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. Albuquerque police said their site had been breached early Sunday afternoon.


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