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2009-01-10 15:50:00

A series of seismic activity events in Yellowstone National Park has sparked public concerns that the quakes could lead to a catastrophic eruption from one of the world's largest volcanoes. Seismic activity at Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park increased in late December 2008, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), which monitors volcanic and earthquake unrest in the Yellowstone National Park region. About 900 earthquakes occurred during the period of December 26...

2008-01-15 12:45:00

The world's largest known hydrothermal explosion 13,000 years ago may have been created by tsunami-sized waves. That particular explosion created the Mary Bay crater which lies along the north edge of Yellowstone Lake and is over one mile across. Lisa Morgan of the U.S. Geological Survey said that there have been 20 hydrothermal explosions in Yellowstone over the past 14,000 years, most of them leaving craters more than 100 yards across. These explosions are much larger than the similar...