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Yellowstone May be Fueled by A Melting Tectonic Plate

Jackson Buresh, Science and Technology Editor

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A new study suggests that the fuel powering Yellowstone’s super volcano may be the result of a melting tectonic plate. Over the course of 17 million years, Yellowstone has moved from Idaho to Wyoming, scientists say. The plate it is moving on is slowly sinking and melting. The melting minerals are fueling what scientists call a super-volcano. These shifting plates are the result of other volcanos, including Hawaii’s.

Robert Porritt, a seismologist at the University of Texas, has doubts. “Usually with plumes, we can trace them to the core-mantle boundary. But at Yellowstone, we don’t have that large low-shear velocity thing at the core-mantle boundary.” Shear waves are liquid metal located inside Earth’s inner mantle and core. These shear waves are the fuel for lots of volcanos around the world.

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