Its been roughly 640,000 years since the last major eruption at Yellostone Caldera, and scientists predict it may go again, soon.
In recent years earthquake activity in the area has increased from about 600 minor earthquakes a year prior to the year 2000 to almost 2,000 earthquakes, some only registering 1.0 multi-magnitude just last year. Scientists and geologists have their eyes on Yellowstone area and are quiet interested in the activities going on there. So much so that the US government also has some concerns, but they are not jumping to evacuations just yet. (Scroll down for video)
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The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera and most of the park are located in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The major features of the caldera measure about 34 by 45 miles. The caldera formed during the last of three supereruptions over the past 2.1 million years.
First came the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago, which created the Island Park Caldera and the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff. Next came the Mesa Falls eruption 1.3 million years ago, which created theHenry’s Fork Caldera and the Mesa Falls Tuff. Finally came the Lava Creek eruption 640,000 years ago, which created the Yellowstone Caldera and the Lava Creek Tuff.
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