The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone is again activated

The Steamboat geyser in the Yellowstone National Park threw out a column of water and steam for the eleventh time in 2018 on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 13:37, and the eruption lasted 32 minutes.

A representative of the US Geological Survey reported that the geyser is now erupting according to a semi-regular eruption scheme every 6-8 days during the last two months; however, 20 days 20 hours 42 minutes have passed since the last eruption on June 15.

The first video is a compilation of various eruptions from the very beginning. The following video refers to the 11th eruption on July 6, 2018.

You can view the full list of eruption periods in the graph below:

The largest geyser of Yellowstone National Park, Steamboat, puzzles scientists after it erupted for the eleventh time since March 2018.

Steamboat Geyser, unlike the geyser Old Officer, erupts very rarely. Prior to this eruptive swarm, Steamboat broke out for the last time in 2014. Scientists do not know why suddenly a geyser experiences a series of eruptions, what has happened, what has changed and what it could threaten in the future.

Steamboat is a larger and more powerful version of the Old Faithful geyser, boiling boiling water up to 135 meters in the air. According to the USGS, it appears that there is an approximate periodicity of eruptions every 7-8 days.

Geyser eruptions, according to scientists, do not represent an increased risk of a larger eruption of the Yellowstone volcano. Geyser eruptions are a normal and regular part of the Yellowstone volcanic system. But Steamboat’s behavior is more than suspicious …

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