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New Theory: Yellowstone Supervolcano Created by Friction, Not Magma

Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano area

A new theory of the Yellowstone supervolcano argues that shifting tectonic plates on the move 16 million years ago and not an extended magma flume created the original volcanic eruptions.

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Yellowstone Earthquake Risk: Slightly Higher, But Nothing’s Imminent

U.S. Geological Survey map

The caller from a Florida area code had a concern: He was calling Yellowstone Insider offices because he had read on the Internet the Yellowstone National Park volcano was going to blow and wanted to know if there was a date set yet for the event — he didn’t want to head out on vacation if the volcano had already ...

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Michio Kaku: Yellowstone’s Gonna Blow! Run!

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Google "Michio Kaku" and you'll see a lot of returns from the self-promoting doctor on a wide variety of topics: winter weather in New York City, interstellar travel, cryogenics and living forever, and the probability that we are being visited regularly by aliens. Today the junk-science peddler decided to weigh in on Yellowstone National Park. Run! Run!

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We Can’t Wait: Syfy Prepping Yellowstone Disaster Movie

Yellowstone National Park

Here's something to put on your long-term radar: the Syfy Network is shooting a movie, Super Eruption, which purports to show what will happen when Yellowstone's supervolcano blows.

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Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Comes Back, Albeit Briefly

Yellowstone National Park

The 2010 Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm saw a slight resurgence of activity Tuesday, but has been quiet since then, with no activity at all Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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New Seismic Monitoring Equipment Slated for Yellowstone

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Federal stimulus money will be used to add 10 more monitoring stations to Yellowstone National Park, providing even more data on seismic events and every little burp of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

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Is Yellowstone Caldera Stabilizing? Recent Seismic Evidence Says Yes

Castle Geyser in winter

With the caldera slowing its rise and seismic activity in the Park receding to normal levels, a new stretch of stability may in store for the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano.

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Much Larger Than Previously Thought

Yellowstone Plume

Yellowstone Plume

Researchers at the University of Utah say the most detailed seismic images yet published of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano is much different than previously thought, showing a plume of hot and molten rock rising at an angle from the northwest at a depth of at least 410 miles, contradicting claims that there is no deep plume, only shallow hot rock moving like slowly boiling soup.

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