Yellowstone fighting online supervolcano rumors

Yellowstone fighting online supervolcano rumors

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A small portion of the Yellowstone buffalo herd graze in the early evening of October 8, 2012 in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Yellowstone protects 10,000 or so geysers, mudpots, steamvents, and hot springs. Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. It was established in 1872. Yellowstone extends through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park's name is derived from the Yellowstone River, which runs through the park. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM

The Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.

The video was posted on March 20, 10 days before a magnitude-4.8 earthquake hit, the park's strongest quake in 30 years.

Yellowstone posted a video of its own this week, noting that it's normal for wildlife to move around to find food at lower elevations that isn't covered by snow at this time of year. Park spokesman Al Nash says there are no signs to suggest that the volcano is about to erupt.

Although the YouTube video says the animals are leaving, park spokesman Dan Hottle told the Jackson Hole Daily that they are actually running toward the park's interior and the volcano.

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