Researchers with the U.S.G.S. are stating that Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho has a reservoir of magma that is more than previously thought to exist. In fact it is more than double the amount that it was believed to of have.
They said that it was not bigger than they thought it was but that new technology has made the ability to see it better. They also say that the super-volcano has the potential to spew more than 240 cubic miles of magma across Montana, Idaho and Wyoming with global effects.
Seismologists say that the reservoir is measured at approximately 55 miles long by 20 miles wide on each side and is about and about 6 miles deep.
Scientists do say that it is not likely to erupt soon but that it will one day. The more imminent threat would be another earthquake like the one back in 1959.
And Gary Franchi NextNewsNetwork.com