Geysers were active here up to 1979 – the last geyser was erupting erratically, up to 1.8 m high.
Now here are located very hot and powerful springs, with water temperatures as high as 96°C. A platform of geyserite with cones of former geysers has been preserved.
Lake Abaya Hot Springs are included in the following list:
- T. Scott Bryan. The Geysers of Yellowstone, Fourth Edition. 2008, Boulder.
|Coordinates:||6.6305 N 37.9103 E (mistake up to 5 km)|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers (extinct?)|
|Address:||Africa, Ethiopia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, to the north from Lake Abaya|
|Alternate names:||Chokore Hot Springs, Chawokare Hot Springs|
Ethiopia is very interesting country with rich cultural and natural heritage. Highlights of Ethiopian heritage are its rock cut churches, ancient stelae and megaliths and places, where are found some of the oldest hominins and humans in the world.
Hasty hydrogeologist would say: geysers are thermodynamically and hydrodynamically unstable hot springs. “Normal” people would say – geysers are hot springs which at more or less regular intervals shoot up a fountain of boiling water and steam. Sometimes these fountains are even 100 m tall… or even 450 m!
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