A Massive, Incredibly Loud Yellowstone Geyser Erupted for the First Time in Three Years

A Massive, Incredibly Loud Yellowstone Geyser Erupted for the First Time in Three Years

After going dormant for years, one of Yellowstone National Park‘s biggest geysers is erupting once again. Ledge Geyser, the second-largest geyser in the park’s famed Norris Geyser Basin, shot out a huge (and loud) jet of of boiling water on April 28, about three years after its last eruption, the Billings Gazette reports. According to the National Park Service, the geyser shoots a plume of water 125 feet into the air at an angle, sometimes projecting it up to 220 feet away.

 

Although nearby Steamboat Geyser is bigger—during major eruptions, it can reach 300 feet into the air—Ledge is known for being noisy.

“It’s really a fun one because it’s really loud,” park geologist Jeff Hungerford told the Billings Gazette.

The noise is due to the constricted openings in the rock … Read the rest