Watch the World's Tallest Active Geyser Have Back-to-back Eruptions at Yellowstone National Park
The world’s tallest active geyser has erupted for the third time in six weeks at Yellowstone National Park, marking the first time since 2003 that the geyser has seen such frequent eruptions.
The national park’s Steamboat geyser is known to shoot water as high up as 300 feet in the air, creating a spectacular sight for those lucky enough to catch it.
According to scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, the geyser does not erupt very often, sometimes going as long as decades without any activity.
This year, however, it's been seeing back-to-back eruptions, erupting on March 15, April 19, and April 27.
Scientists don't know what exactly has been causing the recent frequency of eruptions, though they will be monitoring the area for the next few months to see if any new thermal disturbances may have taken place. “There is nothing to indicate that any sort of volcanic eruption is imminent,” scientist Michael Poland told Reuters.
While witnesses weren't around to catch 2018's first two eruptions, some were there to spot the latest eruptions.
Take a look at the video below to see what it's like to catch an eruption: