New data on Yellowstone. 2.5 times more lava

According to a new study, the volume of hot rock under Yellowstone National Park is 2.5 times more than thought previously. This means that super volcano can erupt with a potent force 2000 times greater than the power of St. Helena volcano.


Measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were able to "draw" the magmatic chamber under the Yellowstone Caldera. Its length was 88 kilometres, as mentioned by the University of Utah.

The camera is 28 kilometres wide and lies at a depth of 5 to 14 kilometres below ground level.

This means that there is enough volcanic material beneath the surface for the Yellowstone explosion to become one of the three eruptions of supervolcanoes in the last 2.1 million years.

“This will be a global event,” said lead researcher Jamie Farrell.
Will it?

According to the US Geological Survey, the last eruption of Yellowstone occurred 640,000 years ago. And for many years, observers tracking earthquakes in the certain area of ​​the national park have said that the explosion will definitely not come.

Farrell refuted this opinion and said that we do not have enough data to estimate the timing of the next eruption.

“We think that there will be another eruption, we just know when don’t,” he said.


    However, the increase in the level of magma and the impending eruption of a colossal scale we will be able to track. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (USGS) assesses the threat level of the park’s volcanoes as “normal”. That is, the volcano is stable, and in the near future, the Americans have no good reason to stock up a stew. Meanwhile, {Yellowstone has quietly attracted millions of visitors with geothermal {features,|Yellowstone has attracted millions of visitors with geothermal {features quietly,} hot springs and boiling mud volcanoes| features, boiling mud volcanoes and hot springs| hot springs, features and boiling mud volcanoes| hot springs, boiling mud volcanoes and features| boiling mud volcanoes, hot springs and features| boiling mud volcanoes, features and hot springs}.

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In general, Farrell and other geophysicists {believe that|think that} a strong earthquake in Yellowstone is much more likely than a volcanic eruption. Well, thank God.
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