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11/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2021 10:43

Media Advisory: Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the World - Live Online Public Lecture

Contrary to popular belief, Yellowstone is not "overdue" for eruption. Yellowstone experiences thousands of earthquakes every year, but these are not a sign of the volcano getting ready to erupt. Despite its reputation, most eruptions from Yellowstone are lava flows, not massive explosions.

  • What: Virtual presentation: "Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the World: The Top 10 Misconceptions about Yellowstone Volcanism"
  • Who: Michael Poland, USGS Geophysicist and Scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
  • When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PST - Public lecture open to all
  • Where: Presentation will be live-streamed online from Washington, and archived for later viewing

Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the World

The Top 10 Misconceptions about Yellowstone Volcanism (Public domain.)