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Fleeing Bison Spark Fears of a Coming Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

The volcano won't erupt for at least another 10,000 years


Claims that bison are fleeing Yellowstone park have scared some people into believing that the Yellowstone volcano may erupt soon.

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A video of a herd of bison migrating started getting attention following the 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Yellowstone on Sunday. However, the video was shot last week and the bison in it are actually heading toward the Yellowstone volcano, reports Opposing Views.

According to Jake Lowenstern, the scientist in charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observation program, these bison migrate around at this time of year in search for food. He even said that the bison in the video are actually heading very close to where he lives and that there isn’t strong evidence that the volcano will erupt. The Yellowstone Volcano isn’t likely to erupt in the next 10,000 years, Opposing Views notes.

The Yellowstone volcano last erupted around 640,000 years ago. This and the 4.7 earthquake lead some to believe that an eruption is long overdue. However, the Yellowstone area experiences anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes a year, reports RT.

Check out the video of “fleeing” bison that has everyone talking below.

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