2021 November Public Lecture Flyer
Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the World
The Top 10 Misconceptions about Yellowstone Volcanism
By Michael Poland, USGS Geophysicist
Scientist-in-charge, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
- Contrary to popular belief, Yellowstone is not "overdue" for eruption. Volcanoes don't work that way.
- 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.
November 18th, 2021 at 7:00PM (PST)