The famous Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka is heated — frozen powerful thermal anomaly

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on November 24. / Itar-Tass /. Powerful thermal anomaly detected in the famous Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka: the fumarole fields became hotter, stronger emissions of steam and gas jets. Raising the temperature recorded in the districts of geysers triple, Sugar and neighbors.

As reported today in the administration TASS Krontskogo reserve, which is located in the Valley of Geysers, the specialists of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, completed research in the area. Found that along the river, new Geyser numerous hot springs, mud pots and lakes of hot water. Specialists note that the thermal field of the Valley is located just 1.5 km from the south-western slope of the active stratovolcano Kikhpinych, giant height of 1.5 km.

After a landslide in the Valley of Geysers, in June 2007, part of the large hot springs there was destroyed. Now all most actively restored. Heating of the crater Kikhpinych marked devices that fix the infrared. On the slopes of the volcano is located beside of the Valley and the Valley of Death. Erupting there Hydrogen cyanide kills birds and mammals, causing paralysis of the respiratory center.

Kamchatka Geyser Valley — one of the four world famous geyser fields. Three more of these fields are in Iceland, New Zealand, and in Yellowstone Park in the USA. Kamchatka Valley is located 160 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. There's an area of 4 square kilometers beat more than 20 large geysers soar giant mud pots and pits, beat powerful keys.

Kamchatka geysers erupt at intervals of 2 to 8 hours, throwing columns of boiling water to a height of 30 meters. Most Russians know Valley Personnel from the famous film "Sannikov Land", which was filmed there.

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