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Two giant volcanic eruptions formed Yellowstone's iconic caldera

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 28, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Oct 27, 2017

Iconic for its size and striking appearance, the sprawling Yellowstone caldera came into being as a result of two massive eruptions from the Yellowstone supervolcano that occurred approximately 630,000 years ago, according to new research. Geologists from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) made this discovery when they uncovered new evidence of the two massive eruptions in the Santa Barbara Basin, which was uniquely suited to capture a long-lasting record of volcanic activity. The record...





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