Colossal magma reservoir exists beneath Yellowstone supervolcano

April 26, 2015 12:37 PM

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Colossal magma reservoir exists beneath Yellowstone supervolcano

The reservoir of magma beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano is much larger than what researchers estimated previously, according to a new study by a group of University of Utah scientists.

The colossal magma reservoir, discovered by scientists 12-28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, is nearly 4.4 times larger than the previously discovered magma chamber.

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