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Valley of Geysers

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Valley of Geysers is located in Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East Region of Russia. It is a fairly small valley with numerous geysers that spew hot water to various heights and at various time interval. The cause for such active geologic processes is a volcanically active fault of the Pacific plate and East Siberian plate.

 

 

Location: Kamchatka Peninsula      Map

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Description of Valley of Geysers

 

Valley of Geysers is a marvelous valley located in Kronotsky Nature Reserve in the mountains of the Eastern volcanic belt. The geological formation is a former lake that disappeared centuries ago. It covers an area of 7 square miles that includes over 20 geysers, each with a different name. They all range in size and period of activity. Some shoot boiling water every 10- 12 minutes while other erupt once in 4- 5 hours. The best time to visit the valley is from June till September months. Although some prefer to risk bad weather in order to see peculiar combination of snow and fountains of hot water shooting from the ground.

 

Valley of Geysers Map1. Pervenec (first order)

2. Troynoy (triple geyzer)

3. Sacharniy (sugary)

7. Konus (cone)

9. Maliy (minor)

10. Bolschoy (major)

11. Schel' (crevice)

12- 16. Vitrazh (stained glass)

17. Velikan (giant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valley of Geysers is one of the greatest geographical discoveries of the twentieth century. In 1941 Tatyana Ustinova, Kronotsky geologist with the help of an explorer Anisifor Krupenin were conducting the study of the region. Their goal was to find out why some of the rivers in the region are warmer than the others. During one of the breaks jet of boiling water suddenly startled the travelers. It was the geyser that became later known as Pervenec (First order or First born) in reference that it was the first such formation found in the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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