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Giant Geyser erupts back to life

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Over the last two years, Giant Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin has been erupting more frequently.

Giant Geyser erupts back to life - When Giant Geyser erupts, it shoots a roaring, splashing column of water and steam, often higher than its more predictable and famous cousin, Old Faithful. Problem is, Giant is fickle, going months, even longer than a year, without erupting before suddenly coming back to life. This is one of those times. Over the last two years, the erratic geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin along the Firehole River has been busy, erupting with A FREQUENCY NOT SEEN SINCE THE 1950s. In recent months, Giant has been erupting roughly every five to eight days. Surprised passers-by have been treated to eruptions 200 feet or higher. It's been perhaps the most talked-about feature among Yellowstone "geyser gazers" since it began its resurgence in August 2005. The cone looks like a "giant hollow tree stump with part of the side broken away to expose the 6-foot aperture through which its waters are discharged. "There's almost an infinite number of possibilities that could be causing the change in an individual geyser."

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