Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

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 | MATT VOLZ
 09/21/2018 9:35 AM MDT
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.

Ear Spring on Yellowstone's Geyser Hill went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet (6 and 9 meters) high, a height not recorded since 1957, said park spokesman Neal Herbert. It has since continued to erupt at a near-constant height of about 2 feet (0.6 meters), he said.

Ear Spring, named for its resemblance to the shape of a human ear, is one of dozens of geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin — among the park's top attractions that feature the popular Old Faithful. It last erupted in 2004.

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