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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupts for the third time in six weeks



YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Geologists at Yellowstone National Park reported the third eruption of the world's largest active geyser in the past six weeks. The National Park Service says a visitor to the park reported seeing a rare Steamboat geyser eruption on Friday.

  Steamboat Geyser

Steamboat Geyser, in the Norris Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, erupts on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Robb Long / AP

Park geologists compared the report with seismic activity and water discharge and concluded that the eruption probably started at 6:30 am [19659006] The geyser also erupted on March 15 and April 19.

The three eruptions were smaller than the last major eruption that occurred on September 3, 2014.

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