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Millions of years ago, a source of immense heat known as a hotspot formed in the Earth’s mantle below what today is Yellowstone. Roughly 600,000 years ago, the hotspot pushed a large plume of magma toward the Earth’s surface. This caused the crust to jut upward. Bob Smith, a seismologist at the University of Utah, described the phenomenon like this.“This crustal magma body is a little dimple that creates the uplift.It’s like putting your finger under a rubber membrane and pushing it up and the sides expand,” he said. The pressure on the surface finally gave way when cracks formed around the plume’s edges. When the surface could no longer withstand the pressure there was a massive explosion of magma, emptying more than one hundred cubic miles below the surface of molten rock. With nothing beneath the surface to hold it up, the crust caved in. "A caldera is that volcanic depression that occurs when a magma reserve is emptied, the “caved in,” typically round in shape, section. The Yellowstone caldera is 35 miles wide and 50 miles long, although a recent study suggests the caldera is larger than previously thought.
What is the Flora and Fauna like?
The Flora and Fauna in Yellowstone park it is said to be the most diverse. It is home to 50 mammal species, 311 bird species, 18 fish species, 6 reptile species, 4 amphibian species and 5 endangered or threatened species. Yellowstone's vegetation features more than 1000 species of native flowering species of native flowering species and 225 species of invasive plants. It is said that 26 associated Native American tribes reside in this park. Also, more than 1,800 known archeological sites and 1 national historic trail are found. There are more than 20,000 books( many are rare), manuscripts.There are about 290 waterfalls throughout Yellowstone park that are more than 15 feet tall and flow all year- round.
All about Yellowstone
Being home to the world's first national park, Yellowstone National park sits proudly on a dangerous hotspot.The park is surrounded by breath-taking geology.The National park was established on March 1, 1872 ( 20 years before Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming were granted statehood).Yellowstone National park has 5 park entrances, 466 miles of roads, 950 miles of roads, 97 trailheads and 287backcountry trails. There are numerous geographical sites at Yellowstone but Old Faithful geyser is one of the most renowned. This geyser happens to be active as it erupts approximately every 91 minutes. Yellowstone has more than 300 active geysers and about 10,000 thermal features.The reason why the Old Faithful geyser erupts is that there are "loops" or side chambers beneath them as it causes boiling water to erupt in the form of a hot spring. The water boils due to the hot magma, which resides in the Earth's mantle and underneath the volcano's caldera.The volcano's caldera is approximately around 45 x 30 miles ( 72 x 48 km), making it one of the world's largest caldera.The caldera is a crater of a volcano which is created by a previous eruption, causing the mouth of the volcano to collapse.The Yellowstone National park sits on top of a disastrous supervolcano.This volcano is active, which means that there is a possibility of an eruption at any point. In history, it is said Yellowstone had erupted 3 times: 640,000 years, 1.2 million years ago and 2.1 million years ago..Yellowstone also experiences 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes annually of different scales.The largest earthquake recorded in Yellowstone was during 2014. The scale of the earthquake was 4.8.
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