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YVO monthly update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano for June 2022

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This monthly video update of activity at Yellowstone Volcano comes to you from Mammoth Hot Springs, in Yellowstone National Park, where the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory consortium had its first face-to-face meeting in four years.

During the meeting, YVO talked about science, the latest research, and plans for the future. YVO scientists also discussed revisions to the YVO response plan, which provides a guide for the scientific and hazards response to any geological event or unrest in the region.

As described in the video from Mike Poland, scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, activity at Yellowstone is at background levels. There were 87 located earthquakes (maximum magnitude M4.2) and two small swarms. There was continued caldera subsidence and no deformation of Norris. Steamboat Geyser had two major water eruptions, bringing the total number of eruptions this year to six.

YVO is a consortium of institutions, which includes the U.S. Geological Survey, Yellowstone National Park, University of Utah, the University of Wyoming and Montana State University, UNAVCO, and the state geologic surveys of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Each of these agencies and institutions have skilled and talented staff with expertise for this region especially, all working together to better understand Yellowstone.




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