Massive magma reservoir found under Yellowstone

April 24, 2015 1:54 PM

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Massive magma reservoir found under Yellowstone

There's enough magma under Yellowstone National Park to fill up the Great Lakes—and then some, according to scientists who say they've taken the best look yet at the "plumbing" system under the volcanic hot spot.

The University of Utah researchers used a technique called seismic tomography, which they liken to a CT scan, to detect a vast reservoir of partially molten rock under a smaller one that was already known to exist, reports Reuters.

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