World’s tallest geyser breaks eruption record, stunning Yellowstone visitors, scientists

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park blew past its yearly eruption record in 2019.

The world’s tallest active geyser erupted 47 times, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, indicating the erratic geyser has entered an unusually active period.

Over the years, Steamboat has gone decades without erupting, including a quiet period between 1911 and 1961. USGS scientists say the recent eruptions mimic activity spikes in the 1980s, and do not signal future volcanic activity at Yellowstone.

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