Journey to the Center of the Earth
Science Project based on Earth facts (about the Yellowstone Volcano).
Hey! Did you know that the largest volcanic eruption on Earth happened here at Yellowstone National Park?
No, I had no clue. That's so cool! Do you happen to know when that happened?
That eruption occurred about 2.1 million years ago. It was also 2,500 times more powerful than the eruption at Mt. St. Helens!
That's crazy! Oh, wasn't that the eruption that covered the western portion of the United States in multiple feet of ash and volcanic debris?
Yes, that's actually correct. The western US could have been covered in about four feet of debris if we're being specific.
Woah! Is this the Yellowstone Volcano?
It sure is!! But don't forget that it's not just the "Yellowstone Volcano," but also the Greatest Volcanic Eruption on Earth.
It's ok, most people don't realize that about the Yellowstone Volcano anyway.
Oh my gosh! I can't believe I almost forgot about that! That's basically the most important thing about this specific volcano!
I think so. This volcano erupted 2.1 million years ago, causing an eruption that was stronger than that of Mt. St. Helen. It covered the western side of the US in four feet of debris, which made it the largest eruption to ever occur on Earth.
So do you remember everything that we just said about the Yellowstone Volcano?
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