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World's tallest geyser erupts at Yellowstone Park

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Geologists say the tallest active geyser in the world has erupted three times in the last six weeks.

Steamboat Geyser, a feature of the park in the Norris Geyser Basin, erupted on the morning of Friday, April 27, according to a park visitor.

Park geologists say seismic data show that Steamboat erupted on March 15, April 19 and April 27.

The trail to Steamboat is still closed due to deep snow and icy boardwalks.

Steamboat's jets can be as high as 300 feet, although smaller bursts of 10-15 feet are more common.

It's been four years since the geyser's last big eruption. The feature is known to occasionally go dormant for as much as 50 years at a time. Steamboat used to compete for the record with a geyser in New Zealand, which changed after a landslide, and Yellowstone's Excelsior Geyser, which hasn't erupted since the 1980s.

Yellowstone's volcano alert level remains normal.

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