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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 03:54 PM Jun 2020

Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano is waning, [View all]

experts say after discovering two colossal eruptions that occurred nine million years ago

Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano fuels famous geysers, mudspots and fumaroles, but new finds suggest the volcanic caldera's power is waning.

Scientists discovered two colossal super-eruptions 8.7 and 9 million years ago, which reveals the massive volcano, on average, erupted once every 500,000 years.

Because the park has only experienced two similar events in over the past three million years, experts are concerned the hotpot is enduring 'a very significant decline.'

Although reports have warned a super-eruption is due in the near future, the new findings suggest we may have up to 900,000 years before another eruption occurs on that scale.

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Famous last words....... sunonmars Jun 2020 #1
Thanks for the good news. marie999 Jun 2020 #2
Its 2020 vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #3
"experts are concerned the hotpot is enduring 'a very significant decline.'" lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #4
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