This geyser formed in 1906, after an earthquake. There are several hot springs on Edo Laki Island – and one of them started a furious activity. Approximately two times per minute the water from this spring burst high up in the air. Bursts lasted just a few seconds but the fountain was 25 – 30 m high.
As time went, geyser became less powerful. In 1926 the height of geyser was just 1 m and it burst just once per (approximately) 30 minutes. There is a contradicting report from 1963 – 1964, which reports that geyser was 2 m high then.
In 1965 in the site of the geyser was a circular basin with a diameter of 2 m. Water in this basin fluctuated by 5 – 10 cm every 9 – 10 minutes. In 1970 even this surge was not noticeable.
Today here is located very hot spring with the temperature of water 96°C. Water is alkaline, with pH 8.36.
Geyser of Edo Laki Island is included in the following list:
- Pierre Gouin. Earthquake History of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. 1979, Ottawa.
Geyser of Edo Laki Island on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||7.6900 N 38.7730 E (mistake up to 400 m)|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers (extinct?)|
|Where is located?||Africa, Ethiopia, Oromiya, Northern bay of Langano Lake, Edo Laki (Geyser) island|
|Alternate names:||Edy Geyser, O’a Island geyser, Geyser of Langano Lake Geyser Island|
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