Kamchatka's Maly Geyser Could Be Reborn

Kamchatka's Maly Geyser Could Be Reborn

Source: https://kronoki.ru/

The press service of the Kronotsky State Reserve has reported that the Maly Geyser, which was flooded several years ago,could be reborn. Before the largest landslide in the history of scientific observations in 2007, it was one of the most noticeable geysers in the Geysernaya River Valley.

Earlier, Maly erupted about 40 times a day, on average every 35 minutes. A powerful, inclined jet of boiling water reached a height of more than 10 meters.

In 2007, Maly was flooded by a dammed lake and for several years was at a depth of 8-9 meters under water. Its activity manifested itself in the form of a powerful underwater jet. In 2014, a powerful mudflow almost destroyed the dam and filled the Maly vent with mudstone material. A boiling funnel with a diameter of about 8 meters formed above it. From time to time, a water-mud mixture erupts from it. That is, the hot spring ceased to operate in geyser mode.

The other day, specialists checked the condition of Maly for the first time this year. They came to the conclusion that the geyser is trying to revive. Water samples showed that it is powered by carbon dioxide. This gives a very good prognosis for its further life.

According to experts, the geyser's channel needs to be cleared of stones. It is difficult to say how long this will take.

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