The Snake River Valley, over millions of years, it is estimated that there were 12 eruptions, about half as much as previously thought. However, they were probably more powerful than the colossal events that have occurred in Yellowstone.
We know that the last eruption of Yellowstone was a catastrophic event. But now we know that it was only part of a series of numerous super traces of which are in the form of burnt tracks left along the Snake River to the east from Oregon to Yellowstone – said the study’s lead author, volcanologist from the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester. Read the rest of this entry »