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A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

October 11, 2017  New York Times

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter. Continue reading A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

New hot spot in Yellowstone melts asphalt road, closes popular geysers, thermal features

YellowStone Park Road

Published July 10, 2014  Associated Press

The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season. Continue reading New hot spot in Yellowstone melts asphalt road, closes popular geysers, thermal features