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November 17, 2021

You are invited to a public lecture on busting the top 10 misconceptions about Yellowstone volcanism.

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"
  • WhoMichael 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
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    Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the WorldThe Top 10 Misconceptions about Yellowstone Volcanism By Michael Poland, USGS GeophysicistScientist-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)