Researchers Discover Why the Yellowstone Supervolcano Is Rising

Everyone wants a picture with Old Faithful. But what many tourists don’t realize is that the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park are a constant reminder that 12 to 30 miles beneath the surface, there’s still an active volcanic...

Researchers Discover Why the Yellowstone Supervolcano Is Rising
Everyone wants a picture with Old Faithful. But what many tourists don’t realize is that the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park are a constant reminder that 12 to 30 miles beneath the surface, there’s still an active volcanic system. And the Yellowstone Caldera, the expanse of supervolcano surface that takes up most of the park, is moving. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey published an article about Yellowstone’s uplift in January in the Journal of Geological Research—Solid Earth.