Controversial research suggests these two huge tectonic regions are linked.
The tremor caused several buildings to collapse, burying people in the wreckage.
A report from England's Oil and Gas Authority has caused the government to call for a halt to fracking in the country on the basis of new earthquake fears.
"The Garlock Fault has been quiet for a long time. But there's geologic evidence that there have been large earthquakes on it," the lead author of a new study said.
Mild shakes were felt across parts of the Los Angeles area following another earthquake in California in the early hours this morning.
The newly identified natural phenomenon is the result of powerful storms transferring some of the vast amounts of energy that they produce into the Earth's crust.
"We often hear about the potential for large volcanic eruptions of the Yellowstone volcano. However, we rarely focus on the threat of large earthquakes in the region," researcher Jamie Farrell said.
NASA officials have said that the plane was flying as part of a mission to study the effects of fire smoke on air quality.
Earth is not the only place that experiences quakes.
In 1994, a huge 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bolivia. Scientists now use data from this quake to provide fascinating insights into Earth's interior.
Seismologists may have to completely change their models for the area based on latest findings.
The latest results could help to improve earthquake forecasting in the short term.
In 1906, a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake caused the deaths of up to 3,000 people and destroyed more than 80 percent of the city of San Francisco.
Geologists have identified a new type of fault movement at San Andreas.
"It's so flat and white and boring in every direction but underneath you is a mountain range as big as the Pyrenees."
Hawaii's National Guard has stepped in to help evacuations as authorities fear the lava is not slowing down yet.
If you live in Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward or anywhere nearby, be prepared.
In 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40 buildings and killing over 300 people.
Mapping where thick layers of rock are full of pressurized water can help scientists understand what's happening beneath the surface.
Nearly 7,000 earthquakes occurred between 2014 and 2016.
"Yellowstone is just a very swarmy place."