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Valley Of Geysers In Kamchatka(Russia)

Valley
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The Valley of Geysers is a geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km (3.7 mi) long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively young stratovolcano, Kikhpinych.Temperatures have been found to be 250 °C, 500 m below the caldera ground.
The water-flooded rock mass formed a mudrock flow of water, snow, blocks and different fragments, which spread down with 35-40 km/h speed rooting trees and bushed away.The geysers of Kamchatka were discovered by a local scientist, Tatyana Ustinova, in 1941. She published her findings fourteen years later, but there was little exploration of the area until 1972. Since the 1980s, it became a renowned tourist attraction in Kamchatka. In 2008 the Valley of Geysers was elected as one of the seven wonders of Russia. Because of its remote location and reserve status, only a few thousand people visit the Valley every year On June 3, 2007, a massive mudflow inundated two thirds of the valley burying a number of geysers, thermal pools, and waterfalls. One of the world's hottest spots almost disappeared in a blink of an eye. Nevertheless, the Valley is still alive and attracts a lot of interest from scientists and tourists.
Some of the most spectacular places in the Valley of the Geysers were covered by the landslide’s debris: waterfalls, hot springs, and geysers. The buildings in the Valley also remained undamaged.
Seven geysers were buried
Pervenets (Firstborn, however the water is washing away the soil layers more and more, leaving hope for the geyser’s rebirth)
Troinoy (Triple)
Sakharny (Sugar)
Nedostupny (Inaccessible)
Sosed (Neighbor)
Shilo (Awl)
Malyutka (Baby)

Location
Kamchatskiy kray, Kamchatka Krai,Russia

Valley Of Geysers

Valley
calendarSep 16 2017

Valley Of Geysers

Valley
calendarSep 16 2017

Valley Of Geysers

Valley
calendarSep 16 2017