Yellowstone Hotspot

The Yellowstone hotspot, also referred to as the Snake River Plain-Yellowstone hotspot, is a volcanic hotspot responsible for large scale volcanism in Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming, United States. It created the eastern Snake River Plain through a succession of caldera forming eruptions. The resulting calderas include the Island Park Caldera, the Henry's Fork Caldera, and the Bruneau-Jarbidge caldera. The hotspot currently lies under the Yellowstone Caldera.

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Yellowstone Caldera - Volcanism - Yellowstone Hotspot Origin
... The source of the Yellowstone hotspot is controversial ... Some geoscientists hypothesize that the Yellowstone hotspot is the effect of an interaction between local conditions in the lithosphere and upper mantle ... Part of the controversy is due to the relatively sudden appearance of the hotspot in the geologic record ...
Yellowstone Hotspot - Eruptive History - Notes
... Other manifestations of the Yellowstone hotspot Rexburg Volcanic Field (4.3 Ma), West of Rexburg, Idaho Henry’s Lake Volcanism (1.3 Ma), Henry's Lake Blackfoot Volcanic Field (3 Ma), Northwest of Soda Springs, Idaho ...