Steamboat Erupts for the First Time Since 2014
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 19, 2018
Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world’s largest active geyser for the first time since 2014.
Park officials said employees reported seeing an eruption at the Steamboat Geyser Thursday evening. Geologists comparing the eyewitness reports to remote thermal sensors believe the activity could be a series of minor eruptions.
Steamboat’s major eruptions can shoot steam to heights of 300 to 400 feet. By comparison, steam from Yellowstone’s world-renowned Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts more than a dozen times daily, averages 130 feet in height.
Steamboat is located in a part of the park that’s snowed in much of the year. Roads into the area currently are closed.