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Yellowstone ‘Supervolcano’ May Be Larger Than Previously Thought

It’s kind of a scary thought to consider the possibility that a ‘supervolcano’ could be even bigger than scientists initially believed.The volcanic mass, known as the Yellowstone Caldera or more commonly the Yellowstone Supervolcano, was pre…

It’s kind of a scary thought to consider the possibility that a ‘supervolcano‘ could be even bigger than scientists initially believed.

The volcanic mass, known as the Yellowstone Caldera or more commonly the Yellowstone Supervolcano, was previously measured at about 25 miles by 37 miles wide. However, a new study, set to be published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal says there may be more to it than that.

Using a new method of magnetic imaging, scientists have come to theorize that the plume feeding the underground volcano could extend further than seismic measurements taken in 2009 suggest.

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