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Steamboat Geyser erupts again breaking decades-old record

The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted for the 24th time in 2018 Tuesday making this the most active year for the geyser in decades.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geyser erupted at 7:29 p.m. and went off for about an hour.

It has been 8 days, 5 hours and 17 minutes since it last erupted. That was the biggest interval gap between eruptions since August. Over the past few weeks, the geyser has been following a semi-regular pattern of erupting about every five to seven days.

Yellowstone National Park reports this is the most active year for Steamboat since 1964 when it went off 29 times. It also went off 23 times in 1982, 26 times in 1963 and 22 times in 1965.

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