This geyser is taller than the Tower of Pisa

Higher than the tower of Pisa, which is 57 meters, is the plume of steam and almost boiling water that spits out the most active geyser known to science: the Steamboat. Sometimes it is even twice the height of the Tower of Pisa.

This geyser is located in Yellowstone National Park, United States.

Steamboat eruptions take place approximately twice a month, and reach heights of 60-115 meters, in addition to a temperature of 71ºC.

Steamboat’s main eruptions typically last from 3 to 40 minutes (a couple of durations exceeding an hour were observed during the 2018 active phase), and are followed by powerful steam jets. Steamboat does not erupt on a predictable schedule, but at recorded intervals ranging from three days to fifty years. The geyser was dormant from 1911 to 1961. In 2018-2019, the geyser entered a prolonged period of frequent activity with more than 40 reported eruptions in the one-year period.

Steamboat Go’s most recent eruption occurred on June 19, 2019. This was the 23rd eruption of 2019 (the 55th eruption since it reactivated in early 2018).

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