World’s largest geyser springs to life in Yellowstone after 8 year hiatus

August 2, 2013WYOMINGThe world’s largest geyser has exploded to life at Yellowstone National Park for the first time in eight years, sending a high-pressure burst of steamy water 300 feet into the air, a park official said on Thursday. The stream of 160 degree water released on Wednesday night by the so-called Steamboat Geyser lasted for roughly 10 minutes, delighting a small number of “geyser gazers” who have waited years for such a show, Yellowstone spokesman Dan Hottle said. “There are a lot of people who wait hour after hour, day after day, for things to erupt,” he said. Yellowstone visitors could potentially wait a lifetime for Steamboat Geyser, which has gone as long as 50 years between major eruptions. Steamboat Geyser last sent a superheated torrent of water hundreds of feet into the air in May 2005. Yellowstone, which stretches across the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, is the oldest and arguably best known U.S. national park, attracting more than 3 million visitors a year. The park contains half the world’s geothermal features in the form of more than 300 geysers and countless hot springs, boiling mud pots and steam-emitting fumaroles. Old Faithful, the park’s most famous geyser, gained its name by reliably spewing hot water and steam every 90 minutes. Major eruptions of Yellowstone geysers can be likened to pressure cookers. They are caused when cold water from snowmelt and rain meets underlying rock liquefied by heat. The mix creates steam that rises in temperature and pressure until it shoots through surface vents, carrying overlying water with it. Geyser eruptions can trigger seismic tremors and have sometimes been mistaken for earthquakes by Yellowstone visitors. “The ground shakes and you can hear it from several miles away. It sounds like a jet taking off,” Hottle said. –Reuters
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12 Responses to World’s largest geyser springs to life in Yellowstone after 8 year hiatus

  1. Hopeful1 says:

    To get a sense of what an EMP could do to the structure of life in the U.S., read the novel “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen, highly regarded as good depiction of what to expect if it happens:


  2. Irene C says:

    And why isn’t our administration listening? Is it political? Is it denial? I just don’t understand how the minds of the “powers-that-be” works. Maybe I’m just naive. But one of these days, one of these flares won’t miss. When that happens, just know that I’ll miss all of you and I will be praying for your safety.


  3. radiogirl says:

    Little to nothing is being done against an event that our own government and our scientist say will happen. What does that say ……we are on our own …period!


  4. kennycjr says:

    aha, so this is the ‘rest of the story’ that i’ve heard about. today we crossed where a carrington flare was two weeks ago, tvym alvin.


  5. Dennis E. says:

    Not surprised that those who are trying to warn Washington, especially this administration, are getting a cold shoulder. This something some would want. Somebody is seeking revenge.
    Consider this. Let’s say there is an EMP strike from a blast from the sun or an internal black operation or from a surprise strike from a rogue nation: Consider the confusion from the unavailability of all types of communication devices and the disruptions in the ability to travel.
    Plus, being unable to communicate, what a wonderful opportunity to have a suspension
    of all individual rights and the implementation of Martial Law and the seizure of personal property and items of self defense. There has to be something that individual cities,people can do to defeat
    this type of threat.

    Just my opinion……..


    • radiogirl says:

      Yep that would do it …..and then some.


    • niebo says:

      Hey, Dennis! There might be a flip side to this; an unexpected/unplanned EMP could serve to “level the field” in some ways, in part by rendering useless certain advanced technologies. Otherwise, I’m with Irene C, will be praying for all who love the truth.


  6. Stuart Charlton says:

    Did I miss something? The article is on Yellowstone and the comments are all about EMPs. I was looking for the post about the the suns eruption that just missed the earth as I have not had time to read it till now but it has disappeared. Any explanation? Never the less thanks for this great site.


  7. Kajajuk says:

    Near miss EMP-like event a fortnight past…

    “‘There had been a near miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us,’ added Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission.

    Read more:


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