Note 4666

Date/Time:1983-02-19 @ 1100
Observer:1983 log
Time Entered:2017-08-01 21:46:01
Time Uploaded:2017-10-02 14:45:06
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Note:2/19/1983 (Discovered Feb 12 by Fred Hirschmann) Rick Hutchinson and I (Cheryl B) quickly came to see the new addition. At the time of the discovery it was erupting every 20-29 minutes (average of 24 minutes) & about 20 feet high. The amount of discharge was estimated at 3-4 gallons per second. It was like a wave on the beach. The discharge flows into a large depression that is ~2 yrs old right at the base of the hill. Fine new addition to the geysers there in Porc. A week later I was checking the new geyser & the changes were very noticeable. The interval had shortened & the crater more than doubled in size. Previously it was ~2’ in diameter but now it was crescent shaped & about 6-7’ long. The “dark part of the moon” was undermined & falling in. The area doesn’t look very stable at all.

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