Yellowstone geyser erupts for 3rd time in 6 weeks

Great Falls Tribune

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park geologists have reported the third eruption from the world’s largest active geyser in the past six weeks.

The National Park Service says a park visitor reported seeing a rare eruption of Steamboat Geyser on Friday.

Park geologists compared the report with seismic activity and the discharge of water and concluded the eruption probably started at 6:30 a.m.  

The geyser also erupted on March 15 and April 19.

All three eruptions were smaller than the last major eruption that occurred on Sept. 3, 2014.

One thought on “Yellowstone geyser erupts for 3rd time in 6 weeks

  1. geysers will be geysers

    This is not necessarily an ominous event. Subsurface erosion could cause changes in how often these geysers erupt, and if this one’s speeding up, maybe “Old Faithful” is slowing down.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *