Natural Phenomena have long been bewildering humans. One such natural activity is geyser eruption. Geyser activity has been center of attention not only for geologists but also for tourists. If you are someone who wants to explore and know about the phenomenon geysers, here is a list of top five amazing geysers of the world that will interest you.
- Powerful Waimangu Geyser – Rotorua (New Zealand)
Wimango (Black waters) known to be a powerful geyser of not only New Zealand, but world was created by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. The height of the first eruption was about 1500 feet. The set eruption created a 17 kilometer deep long crevice in the mountain that ran through the Lake Rotomohana along with the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley. Although the geyser became dormant and extinct, hydrothermal activity can still be observed today on visiting the site near Rotorua.
- Highest Elevated El Tatio Geyser – Andes Mountain (Chile)
El Tatio is ranked the third largest field of geysers with 80 active geysers. Located in the Northern Chile within vicinity of the Andes Mountains, the El Tatio geysers are famous for being one of the highest-elevated geysers in the world. El Tatio is located at a height 4320 meters. The geyser activity starts with the spurt of few feet, with steam and smoke. The effect is overall whelming and stupefying. The highest eruption goes as far as six meters. The site is a well known tourist attraction of Chile. Mostly visitors prefer to visit in the morning usually at sunrise.
- Oldest Castle Geyser – Yellowstone National Park (USA)
Castle Geyser located in Yellowstone National Park is one of the oldest Geysers in the world. Castle Geyser falls in the category of cone geysers. It is located in the Upper Geyser Basin of park. Geological studies indicate it first eruption activity was recorded one thousand years ago. The Geyser is located in the upper Geyser Basin of Wyoming. The eruption time of Castle Geyser is after every 9 to 11 hours and mostly without any warning. You can visit Yellowstone National Park and observe its activity along with other 1000 hot springs and geysers in the park.
- Phenomenal Strokkur Geyser – Iceland
Strokkur Geyser of Iceland falls in the category of fountain geyser. It is located along the side of Hvítá River in the southwest Iceland. It is known for its heighted eruptions at continuous intervals. It is a frequent geyser which erupts every 4-8 minutes. You can enjoy looking at phenomenal geyser attaining a height of 15-20 meters and sometime if you are lucky it is powerful enough to attain a height of 40 meters. Strokkur Geyser is one amazing site to visit in Ice land.
- Fly Geyser – Nevada (USA)
The geyser which cannot be seen by everyone as it is on a private property and not open to public, but still is popular for the dazzling colored eruptions with flying movements is Fly Geyser located in Nevada. The formulation of the geyser occurred due to a faulty well drilling in the year 1964. The attained height of eruption is 1.5 meters. Its amazing colors and unique eruption can be seen in the images. The colors are due to thermophilic algae.