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There's More Magma Under Yellowstone Than We Thought

Beneath the shallow magma chamber at Yellowstone lies a vast magma reservoir that's four times larger.

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Whoa. There’s a lot more magma under Yellowstone National Park than we thought. How much? Enough to fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Canyon 11 times over. University of Utah researchers recently combined data from seismographs near and far to visualize Yellowstone’s magma more precisely. In the past, seismology stations in Wyoming and adjacent states have provided information on a shallow chamber of magma beneath Yellowstone. But by incorporating data from more distant stations as we...
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