Did you know…?

July 22nd, 2010

Now that’s a burp for ya. My goodness, excuse yourself!

Did you know that the Huckleberry Ridge eruption that created the Yellowstone Caldera emitted 2,400 times the amount of material that Mount St. Helen’s sent out in 1980?

Yellowstone National Park’s Big Eruption

The Huckleberry Ridge eruption deposited ash as far away as Ventura, California to the west and the state of Iowa to the east. Over 1,000 miles from Yellowstone National Park.

It sort of changes one’s perspective on things. Gives a new meaning to the word “awesome”!

We’re glad it was over 2 million years ago!

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Yellowstone National Park calderas

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