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Steamboat Geyser erupts 26th time in 2018

The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park tied decades-old records when it erupted for the 26th time in 2018 Wednesday.

Yellowstone National Park reports this the most active year for the geyser in decades. The last time it erupted 26 times was in 1963.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geyser erupted at 4:16 p.m.

It has been 7 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes since it last erupted.

Over the past few weeks, the geyser has been following a semi-regular pattern of erupting about every five to seven days.

Trent Sizemore Photography captured video of the last eruption on Oct. 31.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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