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April 04, 2020

Double & Little Giant Geysers, Shoshone Geyser Basin

Double and Little Giant Geysers, Shoshone Geyser Basin Video by H.Koenig.

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March 03, 2020

Velvet Geyser, Shoshone Geyser Basin

Velvet Geyser, Shoshone Geyser Basin Video by H.Koenig.

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February 29, 2020

Heart Lake Geyser Basin, 2015

2015 Heart Lake Geyser Basin Video by H.Koenig.

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February 02, 2020

Gemini Geyser, Lower Geyser Basin, 2015

2015 Gemini Geyser, Lower Geyser Basin Video by H.Koenig.

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January 01, 2020

Geyser Video Index and Updates

I've added an index to all the videos that have been posted here the past couple of years: geysers.org/videos.

This page should be kept up to date as new videos are added.

Also have updated several of videos:

November 05, 2019

Long Valley, Calif., 1985.

Long Valley, Calif., 1985. Video by Paul Strasser.

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November 03, 2019

Lone Pine Geyser, West Thumb Geyser Basin, 1998

Lone Pine Geyser, West Thumb Geyser Basin, 1998. Video by H.Koenig.

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November 02, 2019

Castle to Grand Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1983

Castle to Grand Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1983. Video by Paul Strasser.

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November 01, 2019

Tilt Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1993

Tilt Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1993. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 31, 2019

Splendid Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1997.

Splendid Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1997. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 13, 2019

Splendid Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1996.

Splendid Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1996. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 12, 2019

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1996

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1996. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 11, 2019

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1983

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 1983. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 10, 2019

Silver Globe Complex, Biscuit Basin, 1985

Silver Globe Complex, Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 1985 July 31. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 09, 2019

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 2003

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 2003. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 08, 2019

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1997

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1997. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 07, 2019

Fan & Mortar Geysers and Norris Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, 1998

Fan & Mortar Geysers and Norris Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, 1998. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 06, 2019

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 2001

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 2001. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 05, 2019

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1990

Fan & Mortar Geysers, Upper Geyser Basin, 1990. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 04, 2019

1985 Thermal Cleanup

Thermal Cleanup by Rick Hutchinson, 1985. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 03, 2019

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 2001

Giantess Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, 2001 November 04. Video by Paul Strasser.

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October 02, 2019

Black Sand Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019 September 14

Black Sand Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019 September 14. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 01, 2019

Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019 September 13

Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019 September 13. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 30, 2019

Grand Complex, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019

Grand Complex, Upper Geyser Basin, 2019. Video by H.Koenig.
Sput D & Belgian Pool

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September 29, 2019

Back Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, 2019 August 27/September 01

Back Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, 2019 August 27/September 01. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 28, 2019

Porcelain Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, 2019 August 27

Porcelain Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, 2019 August 27. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 27, 2019

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2019 August 27

New Crater Geyser, 2019 August 27. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 14, 2019

Aurum Geyser, 2019 August 03

Aurum Geyser, 2019 August 03. Video by H.Koenig.

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I was testing out an app I wrote which would add a timestamp. Since my phone is old, the processor can't always keep up, so it drops frame and that causes some jerkiness. But I did get a full eruption, including the preliminaries.

August 13, 2019

Morning Geyser, 2019

Morning Geyser, 2019. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 12, 2019

Bulger's Hole, 2019 July 31

Bulger's Hole, 2019 July 31. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 11, 2019

Aerial Survey Flight, 2019 August 02

Aerial Survey Flight, 2019 Aug 02. Video by H.Koenig.

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Note: The audio for this video consists of the aircraft engine noise. You won't hear any conversations, as those were through microphones and headsets. So you might want to use the "mute" button.

August 10, 2019

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2019 July 30

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2019 July 30. Video by H.Koenig.

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Includes the first five chokes.

July 02, 2019

Sawmill Group, 2019 June 02

Sawmill Group, 2019 June 02. Video by H.Koenig.

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June 05, 2019

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2019 May 20

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2019 May 20. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 14, 2019

Mokena "Geyser", Te Aroha, 2019 January 21

Mokena "Geyser", Te Aroha, 2019 January 21. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 13, 2019

Kuirau Park, Rotorua, 2019 January 21

Kuirau Park, Rotorua, 2019 January 21. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 12, 2019

Pohutu Geyser Eruptions, Whakarewarewa, 2019 January 22

Pohutu Geyser, Whakarewarewa, 2019 January 22. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 11, 2019

Whakawerarewa Thermal Features, 2019 January 22

Whakarewarewa Thermal Features, 2019 January 22. Video by H.Koenig and Suzanne Strasser.

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March 10, 2019

Artist's Palette, Orakeikorako, 2019 January 25

Artist's Palette, Orakeikorako, 2019 January 25. Video by H.Koenig and Suzanne Strasser.

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March 09, 2019

Orakeikorako New Feature, 2019 January 25

Orakeikorako #120nw, 2019 January 25. Video by H.Koenig and Suzanne Strasser.

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March 08, 2019

Cascade and Sapphire Geysers, Orakeikorako, 2019 January 25

Cascade and Sapphire Geysers, Orakeikorako, 2019 January 25. Video by H.Koenig and Suzanne Strasser.

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March 07, 2019

Orakeikorako Thermal Features, 2019 January 25

Orakeikorako Features, 2019 January 25. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 06, 2019

Te Kopia Mudpots, 2019 January 25

Te Kopia, 2019 January 25. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 05, 2019

Waimangu Thermal Features, Part 2, 2019 January 24

Waimangu Thermal Features, Part 2, 2019 January 24. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 04, 2019

Waimangu Thermal Features, Part 1, 2019 January 24

Waimangu Thermal Features, Part 1, 2019 January 24. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 03, 2019

Rotomahana Geysers, 2019 January 24

Rotomahana, 2019 January 24. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 02, 2019

Lady Knox "Geyser", 2019 January 23

Eruptions of Lady Knox "Geyser", 2019 January 23. Video by H.Koenig.

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March 01, 2019

Waiotapu Mud Pots, 2019 January 23

Waiotapu Mud Pots, 2019 January 23. Video by H.Koenig.

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February 28, 2019

Waiotapu Thermal Features, Part 2, 2019 January 23

Waiotapu, Part 2, 2019 January 23. Video by H.Koenig.

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February 27, 2019

Waiotapu Thermal Features, Part 1, 2019 January 23

Waiotapu, Part 1, 2019 January 23. Video by H.Koenig.

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February 26, 2019

Waiotapu Geyser Activity for 2019 January 23

Eruptions of Waiotapu Geyser, 2019 January 23. Video by H.Koenig.

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February 25, 2019

Taumatapuhipuhi Geyser Activity for 2019 January 27

Eruptions of Taumatapuhipuhi Geyser, Tokaanu, New Zealand. 2019 January 27. Video by H.Koenig.

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February 24, 2019

Kereru Geyser Activity for 2019 January 22

Eruptions of Kereru Geyser, Whakawerawera, 2019 January 22. Video by H.Koenig.

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I came across this photo years ago on eBay, and just rediscovered it when I was organizing things brought back from the trip. It is interesting to see that a century ago there weren't any trees in the background. (Those trees are part of the California Redwood Preserve.)

October 21, 2018

Snowy Walk Between Castle and Grand Geysers, 2018 October 11

Snowy Walk Between Castle and Grand Geysers, 2018 October 11. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 20, 2018

New Crater Eruption for 2018 October 15

Eruption of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 October 15. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 19, 2018

Giant Geyser Eruption for 2018 October 11

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 October 11. Video by H.Koenig.

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October 18, 2018

New Crater Eruption for 2018 October 08

Eruption of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 October 08. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 25, 2018

2018 Geyser Hill Disturbance

Geyser Hill Disturbance, 2018 September 16-19. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 24, 2018

Giant Eruption for 2018 September 17

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 September 17. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 23, 2018

New Crater Eruption for 2018 September 17

Eruption of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 September 17. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 22, 2018

Giant Eruption 08 September 2018

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 September 08. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 21, 2018

New Crater Eruption for 2018 September 07

Eruption of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 September 07. Video by H.Koenig.

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September 20, 2018

Giant Eruption for 2018 September 01

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 September 01. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 14, 2018

Eruption of Spa Geyser, 2018

Eruption of Spa Geyser, 2018. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 13, 2018

Bulger's Hole Eruption, 2018

Eruption of Bulger's Hole, 2018. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 12, 2018

Fan & Mortar Eruption 2018 Jul 30

Eruption of Fan & Mortar Geyser, 2018 Jul 30. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 11, 2018

New Crater/Steamboat Eruption 2018 Aug 04

Eruption of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 Aug 04. Video by H.Koenig.

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Unfortunately, it appears that the tree next to the lower platform interfered with the autofocus, so much of the video is kinda smeared and off focus. Oh, well...

August 10, 2018

Giant Eruption 2018 July 24

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 July 24. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 09, 2018

Fan Minor 2018 Aug 02

Minor Eruption of Fan Geyser, 2018 Aug 02. Video by H.Koenig.

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August 08, 2018

Giant Eruption 2018 Aug 03

Eruption of Giant Geyser, 2018 Aug 03. Video by H.Koenig.

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June 04, 2018

2000 Silex Spring

Silex Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Lower Geyser Basin, 2000 Aug 04. Video by Paul Strasser.

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June 01, 2018

1984 Steamboat Springs Natural Geyser Activity

Natural geyser activity at Steamboat Springs, Nevada, 1984. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 29, 2018

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser's Third Vent

As we waited for a potential Steamboat eruption, I noticed what appeared to be a vent well to the right of the South Vent, one that steamed heavily at times, especially on Sunday. It's also to the right of the opening Bill Pulliam called the South Vent Drain, whose action was obvious during the splashing of South Vent. I didn't remember seeing anything like that before at that location. The geometry of the formations around the South Vent and the Drain appear to have changed in the last 38 years, so it may just be something that's been exposed by all the erosion over the years.

Back home, a quick review of Paul Strasser's videos from the early 80s didn't show it, either. But the video of the 1991 Oct 02 eruption does show brownish steam coming out with some force to the right of the South Vent. But this could also be an illusion like the way the North Vent also has a "middle vent" during the eruption. This past weekend was my first visit to Norris this century, so I have no idea how long it may have been there, or when it appeared. More info about it would be appreciated.

In any case, during the eruption, as the video shows, there does appear to be water sloshing out of this "far south" or "antartic vent". The video also shows the vent steaming on Saturday. I didn't take much video on during the wait Sunday. Which is unfortunate as later in the day I was thinking that the steaming was heavier that the day before. It would have been nice to compare video on the two days. It's also possible that this vent is an illusion. Where the steam from the South Vent Drain hugs the wall of the crater, so that it appears to be coming from a vent. I believe that might be an example of the "Coanda Effect", which can be observed in the steam that rolls down Beehive's cone.

During the eruption I thought at times I saw the vent slosh up to maybe 25cm or so, appearing much like an eruption of Turtle Geyser during an eruption of Giant. I couldn't find anything like that, however, on the video I took of the water phase. (Maybe it was in the 23 second gap?)

So it may just be some Guru Geyser Gazing, then again maybe this vent needs a closer watch, something I'm not going to be able to do for a while. And maybe someone need to volunteer to see if there is a vent there...

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser's Third Vent. Video by H.Koenig.

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Update : 2018 May 31 I thought the 1991 eruption video was available, but it appears to have been taken down from YouTube at some point. The only link I could find goes to a dead YouTube page that doesn't explain anything.

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser Eruption 2018 May 27

I managed to record the eruption from the start (with a 23 second gap due to operator stupidity) until almost 21 minutes into the eruption. There can quite a bit of jiggling and obscuring of the lens towards the end, as my phone holding arm gets tired after 20 minutes. I also had to try to shield the phone from the geyser rain several times.

New Crater/Steamboat Geyser, 2018 May 27. Video by H.Koenig.

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I've also included a couple of surges from the previous day, for entertainment purposes. I didn't record the first surge before the eruption, but did record the subsequent ones. Unfortunately, each clip starts about 4 seconds into the surge event, as that's the amount of time it takes for me to realize I need to start recording, then go through the various button pressings to start recording. So what got all our attention, and what caused all the excitement and screaming is not there. I tried just setting up a camera on a tripod and letting it run, but that never caught any of the surges. It also takes up way too much battery power (about 50% for 37 minutes of splashing), so I couldn't do it as much as I'd like.

May 24, 2018

Video Status

I've updated the New Crater/Steamboat video to add a short clip of a superburst recorded in 1984.

Otherwise, I've run out of videos to upload for now. There's a lot more raw material, but I need to spend some selecting and editing and producing the best parts. But it's time to start watching geysers in person. Maybe later this summer a few more items of interest will appear here.

May 18, 2018

2000 Aftershock Geyser

Aftershock Geyser, Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, 2000 Apr 22. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 16, 2018

1983 Eclipse Geyser

Eclipse Geyser, White Creek, Lower Geyser Basin, 1983 Aug 23. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 14, 2018

2000 Great Fountain, Backcountry Geyser

On 2000 June 30, the NPS closed the Firehole Lake Drive because a large hole had developed on one of those wooden culverts south of Firehole Lake. That was a Friday, and with the upcoming holiday weekend, it meant that the road crews wouldn't be available to fix the problem until at least Jul 05.

I heard about the problem late that day, from some geyser gazers who were incensed that they wouldn't be able to get to Great Fountain for days. That night I realized that the situation was exactly opposite. The Firehole Lake Drive was now a backcountry area with a paved bike path through it. At dawn, well before it was time to head back out to Grand, I loaded up my bike and drove to the junction with the Loop road, and parked at the closed gate. No other vehicle was there.

It turned out it wasn't even close to time for an eruption of Great Fountain, but I had the area to myself. My next visit was on Jul 02. By then, a few people had figured the situation out, but as this video shows, it wasn't many.

Great Fountain, Backcountry Geyser, 2000 Jul 02. Video by Paul Strasser.

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I made one more visit on 04 Jul, and the road was repaired and reopened the next day.

May 13, 2018

1991 Morning Glory Pool pumping

Morning Glory Pool pumping and cleanup, 1991 Jul 24. Video by H.Koenig.

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May 11, 2018

1983-1986 New Crater/Steamboat Geyser Minor Activity

Minor Activity of New Crater/Steamboat Geyser in 1983 -- 1986. Video by Paul Strasser.

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The New Crater Geyser also has a second official name: "Steamboat Geyser". I prefer the first name officially given to it in 1930. It's so much more descriptive and bureaucratic.

Update: 2018 May 30 Added a 1984 superburst, and appearance two days after the 1983 May 24 eruption.

May 08, 2018

1984 Tangent Geyser

Eruptions of Tangent Geyser on 1984 Oct 07. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 07, 2018

2003 Baby Daisy Geyser

Eruption of Baby Daisy Geyser on 2003 Apr 18. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 27, 2018

Grand Afterburst 2002 Aug 04

Grand Afterburst (4+1) on 2002 Aug 04. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 26, 2018

Middle Purple Pool 1998 Oct 11

Middle Purple Pool eruptions on 1998 Oct 11. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 23, 2018

2011 Bulger's Hole

Eruptions of Bulger's Hole, Sawmill Group, Upper Geyser Basin, in July 2011. Video by H.Koenig.

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April 07, 2018

Cascade Geyser 1998

Eruptions of Cascade Geyser, Geyser Hill, Upper Geyser Basin, in May 1998. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 04, 2018

Glade Geyser 1997

Eruptions of Glade Geyser, Heart Lake Geyser Basin, in 1997. Video by H.Koenig.

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April 03, 2018

Fantail Geyser 1986

Eruptions of Fantail Geyser, Cascade Group, Upper Geyser Basin, in 1986. Video by Paul Strasser.

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