What would happen if the Yellowstone erupted?

What would happen if the Yellowstone erupted?

If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants. In fact, it’s even possible that Yellowstone might never have an eruption that large again.

What airport do you fly into for Yellowstone National Park?

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
The largest airport for the West Entrance is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, mentioned above, a two-hour drive to the park. East Entrance: Fly into the Yellowstone Regional Airport near Cody, Wyo., under an hour from the park entrance.

What is the location of Yellowstone Volcano?

Yellowstone Caldera
Location Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Topo map USGS Yellowstone National Park

Is it likely that a volcano will erupt in Yellowstone?

Within the next few decades, large and moderate earthquakes and hydrothermal explosions are certain to occur. Volcanic eruptions are less likely, but are ultimately inevitable in this active volcanic region.

Where was the most powerful earthquake in Yellowstone?

The 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake just west of Yellowstone at Hebgen Lake damaged roads and some structures in the park. In the northwest section of the park, new geysers were found, and many existing hot springs became turbid. It was the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in recorded history.

How can I find out more about Yellowstone?

Virtual explore different parks of the park through interactive maps. Yellowstone is as wondrous as it is complex. The park is at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where nature and culture abound.

Where to see the hydrothermal systems in Yellowstone?

Explore Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Areas. Norris Geyser Basin. Take a virtual trip around the hottest geyser basin in the park, then plan a visit in person. Mammoth Hot Springs. Fountain Paint Pot. West Thumb Geyser Basin.