Photos: Yellowstone geyser spewed out strange and historic items during rare eruption
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Photos: Yellowstone geyser spewed out strange and historic items during rare eruption

Ear Spring made history on Sept. 15, 2018, when the normally quiet Yellowstone National Park geyser experienced its largest known eruption since 1957. But it revealed a bit of history as well: Along with scalding-hot water, the geyser coughed up decades worth of trash.

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Here at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory we receive a lot of questions related to Yellowstone supereruption "what ifs" and "whens," even though that is the least possible scenario for future volcanic activity. News articles, websites, and videos often exaggerate the rarest events, while ignoring hazards that may actually happen during a person's life. So right here, right now, we're going to flip this around and discuss Yellowstone's geologic hazard scenarios in order from most to least likely.

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