Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Yellowstone
An eruption of Old Faithful, perhaps the world's best known geyser, rises above Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. Old Faithful is a periodic geyser, with eruptions to heights of about 40 m at intervals of 30 to 100 minutes. Old Faithful Lodge to the right provides a rustic backdrop to the Upper Geyser Basin, which contains more geysers than are known altogether in the rest of the world. The forested ridge in the background is underlain by massive post-caldera rhyolitic lava flows of the Madison Plateau. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:325010
Volcano Name:Yellowstone
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Caldera(s)
Last Eruption:-1350
Elevation:2805m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:234
Pop. within 100km:20692
Latitude:44.43
Longitude:-110.67



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
325010 Yellowstone 20696 Confirmed Eruption Turbid Lake (NE of Yellowstone Lake) Radiocarbon (corrected) -7400
325010 Yellowstone 20697 Confirmed Eruption Elliott's Crater (Yellowstone Lake) Tephrochronology -6050
325010 Yellowstone 20698 Confirmed Eruption Duck Lake, Evil Twin Craters (West Thumb) Tephrochronology -3050
325010 Yellowstone 20699 Confirmed Eruption Indian Pond crater (N of Yellowstone Lake) Radiocarbon (corrected) -1350
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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