Unexpected Steamboat Geyser Eruption at Yellowstone (VIDEO)

Steamboat geyser eruption: The world’s tallest geyser erupted unexpectedly in Yellowstone.

According to park rangers, it erupted with little warning on September 3 2014. Watch the video below!

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Steamboat geyser eruption: The world’s tallest geyser erupted unexpectedly in Yellowstone. Photo: Yellowstonepark.com

The last major Steamboat eruption occurred on July 2013. Before it had gone 50 years without large eruptions… In 1964, however, it erupted 29 times in a row. So why this unexpected eruption now?

The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone’s Norris Back Basin erupted unexpectedly Wednesday evening at around 11 pm. Luckily Rosa Prasser, a Yellowstone Ranger, witnessed the ruption. Moreover, on the day after, Andy Millard was able to film this steam bloom gushing from the earth:

According to Yellowstone Park official webpage: Steamboat Geyser is the world’s tallest geyser and can shoot hot water up to 380 feet in the air. This phase of the eruption can last from a few minutes, up to 40 minutes. Wednesday, it lasted for several minutes. After the eruption, the geyser will shoot steam for 1-2 days.

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