Scientists just now discovered that the Yellowstone super volcano is way bigger than originally thought

Staff Writer | December 29, 2013

In demonstration how humans are unaware of their surroundings, scientists have just now figured out that the Yellowstone super volcano is much larger than previously thought

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Surprisingly, scientists have just recently realized that the Yellowstone super volcano is two and a half times larger than previously thought, reported CBS News.

“The USGS says the volcano erupted some 630,000-years ago”, said the CBS reporter. 

Derrick Pitts, from the Franklin Institute Science Museum, said that the “chamber is absolutely packed with magma”.

Pitts also admitted that scientist really have no idea of when the “big one” will come.

“Scientists can monitor the area well, because there are over 40 seismic detectors in the region”, said Pitts.

The last eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano was 2000 times larger than the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption.