YELLOWSTONE National Park researchers have made a shock discovery of a magma plume beneath the park that runs all the way from Mexico heightening fears the supervolcano is about to blow.
Stephen Grand and Peter Nelson, from the University of Texas, believe they have discovered a column of hot volcanic ash, which is a mixture of particles and gas emitted by an eruption.
The plume, which stretches from the core-mantle boundary beneath the park could be the answer to increased volcanic activity at Yellowstone.
The activity has sparked fears among volcano watchers the supervolcano, located about 15 miles south of the Steamboat Geyser, is due to erupt. read more…