Scientists discover massive magma chamber beneath Yellowstone supervolcano

April 24, 2015 5:59 PM

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Scientists discover massive magma chamber beneath Yellowstone supervolcano

There's enough magma beneath Yellowstone National Park to fill the Grand Canyon almost 14 times.

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown magma reservoir below the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park. The chamber, which is about 28 miles beneath the earth's surface, contains about 11,200 cubic miles of magma, Smithsonian reports. Before the new findings, scientists only knew about...

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