This island is crossed by a fault line – Turkana Rift – in north-east – south-west direction. In the southern part of the island there are observed hot springs and steam vents, fumaroles and solfataras.
In 2004 here was described also a geyser. Since then there have been no reports about geyser activity here.
North Island Geyser is included in the following list:
- T. Scott Bryan, The Geysers of Yellowstone, fourth edition. 2008. Boulder.
|Coordinates:||4.0562 N 36.0457 E (possible mistake up to 1 km)|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers (extinct?)|
|Address:||Africa, Kenya, Rift Valley Province, Lake Turkana, southern part of Northern Island|
Kenya has very diverse natural and cultural heritage with some truly unique monuments. Among the highlights of the country should be mentioned remnants of the very first humans, the exciting “islands” of biodiversity – remnants of ancient tropical rainforests on isolated mountain ranges and the old coastal cities and villages,
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!
The aim was simple: to assimilate basic geological facts for each African country, in order to give the regional geologist a digestible starting point for future research. The book, which is printed in full colour on high quality, glossy paper, is in A4 format and organized into four chapters. … the book is very attractive to a wider audience and shouldn’t miss the office table community. The Geological Atlas of Africa is a worthwhile addition to the regional literature on African geology.
This book describes the interrelationship between the spectacular geology of an area of East Africa that includes a branch of the rift valley, as well as giant freestanding ice-capped mountains and extraordinarily toxic, alkaline lakes, and some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on Earth. It suggests that geological processes that have shaped the iconic landforms, including active volcanoes, may also be responsible for the unusually diverse speciation which characterises the region.