Geysers with the highest eruptions

Geysers with the highest eruptions

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last update 21 February 2001

(Listed in descending order of highest observed eruptions)

Name locationintervaldurationheight
Waimangu Geyser New ZealandEXTINCT180-460 m
Steamboat Geyser YNP (Norris Geyser Basin) 5 days-50 yrshrs76-130 m
Excelsior Geyser YNP (Midway Geyser Basin) DORMANT (since 1985)2-4 min9-91 m
Giant Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) days-yrs55-80 min46-76 m
Grot Yubileinyi Kamchatka (Dolina Geizerov)secs30-76 m horz.
Great Fountain Geyser YNP (Lower Geyser Basin) 9-16 hrs30-90 min30-70 m
Splendid Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) infrequent1-20 min15-66 m
Grand Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) 6-20 hrs9-13 min46-61 m
Beehive Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) hrs-days5 min46-61 m
Giantess Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) 0-41/yr1-43 hrs30-61 m
Monarch Geyser YNP (Norris Geyser Basin) DORMANT (since 1913)5-10 min30-61 m
Morning Geyser YNP (Lower Geyser Basin) DORMANT (since 1994)10-32 min24-61 m
Old Faithful Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin) 30-120 min1.5-5 min27-56 m
Gamli StrokkIceland (Hveravellir)EXTINCT46 m
Round Geyser YNP (Upper Geyser Basin)DORMANT (since 1989)1 min15-46 m
Drain Geyser YNP (Lower Geyser Basin)mins (minor)secs2-46 m

YNP=Yellowstone National Park

Sources:

Bryan, T. Scott, The Geysers of Yellowstone, third ed., 1995, University Press of Colorado (Niwot, CO).

GOSA, GOSA, [24 June 2000], online [http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1407].


© 2001 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 21 February 2001.
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