Eruptions Reported at Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

There have been reports of an eruption at the Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Should this be confirmed it will be the first eruption since 2014.

The Steamboat Geyser is the world's tallest currently-active geyser. During major eruptions, water may be thrown more than 300 feet into the air.

Steamboat Geyser has two vents, a northern and a southern, approximately five meters apart.

Steamboat's major eruptions last from 3 to 40 minutes, and are followed by powerful jets of steam. Steamboat does not erupt on a predictable schedule, with recorded intervals between major eruptions ranging from four days to fifty years.



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