The Yellowstone Supervolcano and the Genesis Flood

In these here formerly United States, we have us some mighty impressive national parks. Parts of Yellowstone National Park reach into three states, and it appeals to people for activities year round. It is famous for scenery, nature — and geology.

Many people know of the Old Faithful geyser and others there, but it may not be as well known that geysers and thermal activity are because there is an extremely large supervolcano underneath a large portion of the park. It is dormant.

Yellowstone NP can be a scenic and fun place, and is of interest to geologists. Volcanoes are explained from a creation science Flood perspective.
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Some folks get sensationalistic about volcanoes and supervolcanoes, but fears are exaggerated. The big one at Yellowstone is not even in the top twenty most dangerous in America. Geologists point out that dormant volcanoes can act up again, but if they do, they are not as likely to be as violent as they were in the past. Researchers find that hotspot activity at Yellowstone is on the down side. The facts support the cataclysmic Genesis Flood models by creation scientists!

Secular scientists use uniformitarian concepts (slow and gradual processes observed nowwere the same in the past), and plate tectonics today are mighty slow. During the Flood, there was a tremendous amount of geological activity. Creationists postulate catastrophic plate tectonics and volcanism during the Flood, and after the initial activities, things slowed down. While there will be volcanic activity, the dramatic displays are becoming less likely.

Why are there so many geysers in the Yellowstone area? It’s because much of the area, centered on Yellowstone Lake, is the cauldron-like crater (referred to as a caldera) of a humungous volcano. Known as the Yellowstone Caldera, the crater measures a staggering 43 by 28 miles (70 by 45 km). As the largest volcano on the North American continent with a history of huge explosive eruptions, no wonder the Yellowstone Caldera is called a supervolcano.

Fortunately, it is dormant—or seems to be. But it did erupt several times in the past, with devastating consequences. Some of the thick ash deposits have been found as far away as Texas. Had anyone been living in North America back then, they would have faced dire consequences.

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