Firehole lake smoking due to volcanic activity. (TheDenverChannel.com)
Yellowstone stands on top of one of the worlds largest active volcanoes. Its most recently eruption was about 600,000 years ago, but current activity in the area suggest that we may not be far away from the next eruption.
Super volcano scientist Robert Smith told NBC that it is very unlikely that we will see another eruption, however, if that eruption were to occur, it would affect a significant portion of the US.
On Thursday, the activity at several popular attractions in Yellowstone were closed due to extreme heat from thermal areas that began to melt roads.
The thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions. (Yellowstone National Park)
Yellowstone released news stating that extreme heat has led to unsafe driving conditions. Some areas of the road have shown boiling hot oil bubbling to the surface through the asphalt roads.
Some articles circulating around the web have suggested that the volcanic activity has caused animals to go insane. The most notable of which is the boy chased by a bison that went up on the Daily Mail UK. However, this video is dated for sometime late in 2012. Although it is outdated, it is still exciting to watch.