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.
North Island Geyser on the map[travelers-map height=320px this_post=true init_maxzoom=9]
|Location, GPS coordinates:||4.0562 N 36.0457 E (possible mistake up to 1 km)|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers (extinct?)|
|Where is located?||Africa, Kenya, Rift Valley Province, Lake Turkana, southern part of Northern Island|
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