An Exploded Bay (#2)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 24.999 W 110° 34.188
12T E 534248 N 4918240
Quick Description: A geological history sign in the West Thumb thermal area.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 11:18:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPEG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member caverspencer
Views: 20

Long Description:
“West Thumb’s shoreline has suspiciously crater-like contours. Its underwater profile is dramatically deeper than the rest of Yellowstone Lake. Only a massive explosion could have formed West Thumb.
Though the blowout occurred 125,000 years ago, West Thumb is still thermally active. Hot springs, mudpots, and geysers steam and percolate along the shore, and temperature gauges record high heat flow in lake bottom sediments.”
Marker Name: An Exploded Bay

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information:


Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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