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More about Yellowstone Volcano Facts

The reality is that there are misconceptions when it comes to Yellowstone Volcano. There are comments, most especially in the social media, which can tickle most of the headlines of the blogs and newspapers. There are instances when misinformation may spread around. Knowing the facts may also occur. This is why it would be a good idea to look at various Yellowstone Volcano facts. With that idea in mind, there are misconceptions that spread regarding the system. What are these?

The Misconceptions

  1. The moment Yellowstone erupts, there will be the presence of Armageddon. This is considered to be an explosive event and is actually turned out to be a hydrothermal eruption. There is a known to be rock-hurling geyser eruption. This would sometimes be a lava flow. There is a worst-case scenario, it cannot be expected for the eruption to be that real bad – as how others would want to believe it to be. The global implications are still being thought upon. But then, it has been said that the explosion is not that high. As for the past 50 eruptions, there would be simple lava flows which can be expected in the process.
  2. There are beliefs about the Yellowstone saying that the magma chamber is always growing. This is another false alarm. There is still no evidence for this. It has not been proven yet. There are many studies about these and these are conducted by scientists who are in University of Utah. These are also by colleagues who are living in Caltech and the University of New Mexico. It has been revealed that there are various molten rocks which all appear in the frozen which is going to erupt. No evidence has been found about this as far as the increase of the surface size is concerned. This is true to every magma reservoir there is.

Of course, eruption when it comes to Yellowstone is going to take place. But then, there is still no evidence as to whether the melting is about to take place. This should feed the superepuption. But again, do not forget to consider that as far as eruption happens, the eruption may only be a non-explosive one. This is ideal for the lava flow.

  1. Yellowstone is considered to be overdue because of supereruption.

For instance, the eruption occurs, it does not have to be a really big one all the time. This is why no one should ever freak about. Everything maybe in case to case basis. Aside from this, there is no need to expect a supereruption. There are volcanic systems which do not come with multiple events. Supereruptions may somehow be spaced as far as time is concerned. That is the reason why it is not valid to calculate the recurrence of the period. This may only be of two values. There are two intervals and try to study and look at them.

  1. Yellowstone rapidly rises.

There has been a regular monitoring happening in the Yellowstone. This happened in the year 1970. It still occurs these days.