Yellowstone hotspot is powered by superheated magma rising up from Earth’s core

Deep-Mantle Plume Fuels the Yellowstone Supervolcano

New images prove that the Yellowstone hotspot is powered by superheated magma rising up from Earth’s core. The last Yellowstone supereruption occurred roughly 640,000 years ago, creating the massive, 40-mile wide Yellowstone caldera and producing an umbrella-shaped ash cloud that blanketed areas as far away as modern-day New York with several millimeters of ash. The prospect of another cataclysmic supereruption has sent scientists on a decades-long search for the source of Yellowstone’s devastating power.” (more)


Supervolcano Eruption Fears

We have some scary geophysical news this week. This sums it up –


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Mary Greeley – Large Quake Swarm at YS – UPDATED


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Sputnik News – Yellowstone Eruption Imminent? Geologists Worried by Intensifying Activity

The last massive earthquake in Yellowstone National Park claimed the lives of 28 people and created a whole new lake. An eruption of a supervolcano like the one at Yellowstone could render significant part of the US uninhabitable for years and threaten life on the whole planet.
Over 200 tremors have struck the Yellowstone supervolcano
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Yellowstone supervolcano is showing signs of STRAIN

The Daily Mail [UK] – Yellowstone supervolcano is showing signs of STRAIN: Experts measure subtle changes caused by magma deep beneath the surface

  • Scientists based in Colorado can measure the strain put on volcanoes in the US
  • They detected molten rock beneath the surface of Yellowstone National Park
  • Their discovery is not dangerous, and technologies allow them to track it closely
  • The researchers analyze the effects of slight environmental shifts on volcanoes


USGS – A recent “hiccup” in deformation of the Norris Geyser Basin

NASA’s Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption,

Zero Hedge – NASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption, There’s Just One Catch
A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow… triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity.