Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this…

Geysers may be signaling magma intrusion under Yellowstone caldera

Geysers may be signaling magma intrusion under Yellowstone caldera

Steamboat Geyser in Wyoming is the world's tallest active geyser, which sometimes blasts water over 90 m (300 feet) into the air. At times, the geyser stays quiet for years then abruptly bursts back to life– a behavior that has been puzzling scientists. A new…

September was a month of hydrothermal activity at Yellowstone

September was a month of hydrothermal activity at Yellowstone

September was a month of hydrothermal activity at Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said in their monthly update released October 1, 2018. Steamboat geyser experienced water eruptions on September 1, 7, 12, 17, 24, and 30, bringing the total number of…

October seismicity in Yellowstone marked by the ongoing but waning swarm

October seismicity in Yellowstone marked by the ongoing but waning swarm

The October 2017 seismicity in Yellowstone was marked by the ongoing but waning earthquake swarm north of West Yellowstone, MT, contributing 60 earthquakes to the existing catalog of 2 475 events located in the area since June, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory…

Yellowstone spawned twin super-eruptions that caused volcanic winters

Yellowstone spawned twin super-eruptions that caused volcanic winters

A new geological record of the Yellowstone supervolcano's last catastrophic eruption is rewriting the story of what happened 630 000 years ago and how it affected Earth's climate. This eruption formed the vast Yellowstone caldera observed today, the second…