Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser Breaks Records With 2018 Eruptions: It Is Coming

Steamboat Geyser breaks historical yearly eruption record

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI/KIDK) – The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park broke decades-old records when it erupted for the 30th time in 2018 Saturday.

Yellowstone National Park reports Saturday’s eruption surpasses the all-time record for the number of documented eruptions in a calendar year which was 29 in 1964.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geyser erupted at 1:07 a.m.

It has been 9 days, 4 hours and 30 minutes since it last erupted. This was the longest interval between eruptions since August. Since then, the geyser had been following a semi-regular pattern of erupting about every five to seven days.

“The heightened activity at Steamboat this year is uncommon but not unprecedented. We have seen similar activity twice previously; once in the early 1960s, and again in the early 1980s. Conversely, the world’s tallest active geyser has also exhibited years of quiescence or no major eruptions, with the longest being the 50-year period between 1911 and 1961,” said Jeff Hungerford, Yellowstone’s park geologist. “We’ll continue to monitor this extraordinary geyser.”

The National Park Service has listed all recorded major eruptions below. Others may have occurred, but were not necessarily seen if there were no observers in Norris Geyser Basin. The intervals range from 4 days to 50 years.
Year # of Eruptions Interval
1878 At least 2
1890 At least 1 12 years
1891 At least 1 <1 year
1892 At least 1 <1 year
1894 At least 1 2 years
1902 At least 1 8 years
1911 At least 1 9 years
1961 At least 1 50 years
1962 At least 7 8–360 days
1963 26 6–32 days
1964 29 5–45 days
1965 22 7–50 days
1966 At least 10 11–77 days
1967 At least 3 15–310 days
1968 At least 3 42–150 days
1969 1 206 days
1978 2 9 years, 216 days; 147 days
1979 1 299 days
1982 23 4–43 days
1983 12 4–107 days
1984 5 19–93 days
1989 3 4.3 years–107 days
1990 1 237 days
1991 1 (October 2) 1 year, 120 days
2000 1 (May 2) 8 years, 214 days
2002 2 (April 26, September 13) 1 year, 359 days; 140 days
2003 3 (March 26, April 27, October 22) 193 days; 32 days; 178 days
2005 1 (May 23) 1 year, 213 days
2007 1 (Feb. 21) 1 years, 274 days
2013 1 (July 31) 6 years, 162 days
2014 1 (September 3) 1 year, 34 days
2018

26 (March 15,
April 19 & 27,
May 4, 13, 19, & 27,
June 4, 11, & 15,
July 6 & 20;
August 4, 22, & 27;
September 1, 7, 12, 17, 24, & 29;
October 8, 15, 23, and 31;
November 7, 15, 21, and 28
December 8
3 years, 193 days;
35 & 7 days;
7, 8, 6, & 7 days;
7, 6, & 4 days;
20 & 14 days;
14, 18, & 5 days;
5, 6, 5, 5, 7, & 5 days;
9, 7, 8, and 7 days;
7, 7, 6, and 7 days.
9 days

Original Article:https://www.localnews8.com/news/kifi-top-story/steamboat-geyser-breaks-historical-yearly-eruption-record/923532758

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