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2021 November Public Lecture Flyer

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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) 


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