What is Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park, the oldest, one of the largest, and probably the best-known national park in the United States. It is situated principally in northwestern Wyoming and partly in southern Montana and eastern Idaho and includes the greatest concentration of hydrothermal features in the world. The park was established by the U.S. Congress on March 1, 1872, as the country’s first national park. It is also generally considered to have been the first national park in the world, though some naturalists and others have argued that there is evidence that indicates that the creation of Yellowstone was predated by the creation of Bogd Khan Mountain National Park in Mongolia, which may date from as early as 1778.

What is Yellowstone Supervolcano?

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a region of significant geological activity beneath Yellowstone National Park, in the northwestern corner of the US. On the surface, the activity can be seen as heated springs and geysers, and felt as occasional earth tremors. But it's the activity of a migrating 'hot spot' below which is ultimately responsible for periodic eruptions that have dramatically reshaped the landscape over millions of years.