Geologists discovered traces of hydrothermal explosions at the bottom of Lake Yellowstone

(ORDO NEWS) — Lake Yellowstone looks very calm at first glance, but at the bottom you can find a huge number of craters that have arisen as a result of hydrothermal explosions. Scientists have conducted several more studies and found some details of the explosions that resemble the one that formed the Elliott crater 8 thousand years ago.

Hydrothermal explosions are the largest natural threat present in Yellowstone. Large craters are very easy to spot. As a rule, such depressions turn into lakes.

Yellowstone has several huge craters created by hydrothermal explosions. They appeared several thousand years ago. Then steam, boiling water, hot mud and a lot of rock debris were thrown several hundred meters in height and all this spilled around the crater for a great distance.

Elliott Crater is located at the bottom of a huge lake and previously, scientists did not know about it. Its age reaches about 8 thousand years. The explosion happened under water at a depth of about 20 meters. This crater remains active to this day, and scientists managed to find several more smaller craters in it.


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