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Geysir at Haukadalur, Iceland

Geysir at Haukadalur, Iceland

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Uploaded 05 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Iceland's "Green Economy"
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The word geyser comes from Geysir, the name of an erupting spring at Haukadalur, Iceland; that name, in turn, comes from the Icelandic verb geysa, "to gush". The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon. Generally all geyser field sites are located near active volcanic areas, and the geyser effect is due to the proximity of magma. Generally, surface water works its way down to an aver ...
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