Supervolcano: Yellowstone's Fury (2013)
For over a century, tens of millions of visitors have marveled at the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park, home to the largest concentration of geysers in the world, including the iconic Old Faithful. However, beneath all this beauty lurks a beast. Visitors may not realize it, but Yellowstone is situated directly above one of the largest volcanic systems on Earth - a supervolcano. For the past two million years, this volcano has erupted roughly every 600,000 years. The last major eruption, which produced a caldera that stretches 80 kilometers by 50 kilometers across the park - two-thirds the size of Prince Edward Island - occurred 640,000 years ago. So, is it overdue for another eruption? There have been disturbing signals... possible warnings of another eruption that have scientists concerned. Recent earthquake swarms, coupled with the increasing size of the magma chamber and the enormous plume of molten rock that liquefies and feeds the chamber underneath Yellowstone, have ...
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