A mysterious eruption on the Yellowstone volcano has scientists scratching their heads
Yellowstone National Park is under an unprecedented amount of pressure following an eruption last month that scientists say could be linked to an ancient volcano.
The eruptions, which have prompted a massive public response, were so powerful they were “quite unprecedented” in the park’s history, said Yellowstone National Superintendent Steve Goss.
Yellowstone has been a tourist attraction for more than 70 years and attracts a million visitors a year.
But the latest eruption last week was unprecedented and occurred on a larger scale than previous ones, Goss said.
A group of people living near Yellowstone’s popular Yellowstone Falls campground saw a massive plume of smoke, and the park was inundated with a thick layer of thick black smoke, he said.
The fireballs were seen for miles around, Gollins said, and some locals were worried they might be causing more fires.
“It is not like you saw it yesterday, it was just this intense fire that’s been burning for a few minutes,” he said, adding that he believed the eruption had been caused by methane and possibly nitrates.
This fire was much more intense than any other fire that I’ve seen, and there was a lot of smoke.
The smoke is so thick that it’s difficult to see.
Goss said scientists are trying to determine the source of the eruption, but they’re also trying to figure out how the fireballs came to be.
“There is a lot we don’t know yet,” he told FoxNews.com.
Goss also said he’s not aware of any signs that a volcano is erupting.
He said the fireball was likely caused by the eruption of a nearby volcano, which is still under investigation.
Officials with the park have warned residents to stay indoors during the smoke, as the eruption could create a major safety hazard.
Godds said the eruption may have been triggered by an underwater eruption, although there is no evidence of that.
Authorities have also been watching for signs of gas and ash, which would indicate a possible volcanic eruption, he added.
The latest eruption was not the first time the park has had a large fire on the volcano, and Goss acknowledged that there is a possibility that this one could be related to an underground volcano.
“We’ve had one, it’s been a while,” he explained.
However, Gross said that he doesn’t expect it to be a major issue for the park in the long run, and that they’ve been using the eruption to test the parks technology to see if it can prevent similar events.
In an emailed statement, the park said it is working to determine what caused the fire.