Tag: Yellowstone

Geologists Recorded 'A Lot Of Movement' In Yellowstone Volcano But No Danger Of Eruption Yet

New rumors have emerged, warning about the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. However, authorities have been monitoring the area and found no evidence of a cataclysmic event any time soon.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2019

Yellowstone Super-Volcano Created By Ancient Slab Of Oceanic Crust Wedged Under North America

30 million years ago, an oceanic crust went under the North American continent and broke into pieces. The pieces melted into the mantle, causing hot material to rise to the crust to create the Yellowstone Super-Volcano.

Earth/Environment July 27, 2018

Is A Supervolcano Forming Under New England? Rising Mass Of Warm Rock Discovered Under Vermont, New Hampshire, And Massachusetts

Researchers discovered a mass of warm rock welling up under Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and possibly other regions. Will this alter New England's geography and create a powerful volcano?

Earth/Environment June 26, 2018

Consecutive Eruptions In Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser Baffle Scientists

Experts at U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory could not pinpoint exactly why there were three consecutive explosions that took place at the Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser, the largest active geyser in the world.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2018

Yellowstone Hotspot: Scientists Find Source Of Supervolcano’s Heat

Researchers used seismic tomography to find Yellowstone's hotspot suspected to be part of a mantle plume originating from Earth's mantle and core boundary. “Stealing” the supervolcano’s heat may prevent the next Yellowstone eruption.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2018

Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone's Magma Transition Zone: Can Scientists Now Predict Future Supervolcano Eruptions?

The transition zone controls the movement of magma that flows out during a volcanic eruption. Can scientists now determine when the next eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will occur?

Earth/Environment April 18, 2018

Yellowstone Volcano Had Two Super Eruptions That Caused Volcanic Winters

Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?

Earth/Environment October 27, 2017

The Next Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Will Not Give Us Much Time To Prepare

A supervolcano currently lies dormant underneath the Yellowstone National Park. If it decides to wake up, we will have much less time to prepare for a disastrous volcanic eruption than researchers previously thought.

Earth/Environment October 12, 2017

Montana Officials Set To Conduct More Tests On Yellowstone River After Massive Fish Kill

Wildlife experts said they need to conduct additional tests on the Yellowstone River to find out if the parasite that caused the recent fish kill has spread to major tributaries. The river could remain closed for the next few weeks.

Earth/Environment August 23, 2016

New Study Casts Doubt On Theories About Origins Of Yellowstone Supervolcano

New computer model undermines popular theories about Yellowstone Supervolcano's origins. The common belief is that it was formed from a mantle plume but new study says otherwise.

Animals February 11, 2016

Earth Is In Volcano Season: Supervolcano Eruption Could Occur Within 80 Years, European Scientists Warn

A report found that a supervolcano eruption in Yellowstone may claim the lives of millions within 80 years. Since the government is not prepared for such rare volcanic eruptions, it may cause more damage than asteroids, tsunamis and drought.

Animals January 8, 2016

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Could Cause Up To 90,000 Immediate Fatalities

Scientists warned that if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it could wipe out majority of the United States. 90,000 could be killed and rescue operations would be impossible to deploy as the affected area would be in a state of volcanic winter. Chances of a volcanic eruption are, however, very slim.

Earth/Environment August 12, 2015

Bison Attacks Tourist At Yellowstone: Here Are Other Animals At Yellowstone You Need To Watch Out For

Yellowstone National Park has more than just Bison to watch out for. Here are some safety tips to remember.

Feature June 3, 2015

Yellowstone Magma Reservoir Could Fill Grand Canyon 11 Times Over... But Don't Panic

A magma reservoir feeding a chamber under the Yellowstone supervolcano has been discovered. Could this mean an eruption is near?

Animals April 26, 2015

Yellowstone super eruption possible but will not be apocalyptic: USGS

A volcanic super eruption at the Yellowstone National Park is possible but will not be catastrophic. Ash deposits from the eruption may impact communications system, aviation and more.

Earth/Environment September 1, 2014

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption will be nightmarish but not catastrophic: Study

A Yellowstone eruption could blanket the whole of North America with ash and cause a winter during the summer months. It's unlikely to happen anytime soon, but a new computer model shows just how wide an area the eruption would impact.

Animals August 31, 2014

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