Researchers locate huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone

April 24, 2015 1:51 PM

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Researchers locate huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone

The newly discovered reservoir is 11,000 cubic-miles in size, holding enough molten rock to fill 300 Lake Tahoes.

Researchers discovered the reservoir while imaging the insides of the supervolcano using a technique called seismic tomography. The images don't reveal an increased risk of eruption, but they do offer scientists a better understanding of the inner workings of a supervolcano.

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