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Steam Geyser Appears in Geothermal Area

A 50-100 meter (164-328 feet) high steam geyser has appeared in a 400-meter deep drainage hole drilled some days before Christmas by Landsvirkjun National Power Company in the geothermal area Þeistareykir in Northeast Iceland.

Landsvirkjun’s employees didn’t expect the hole to erupt, but the geothermal energy proved more powerful than anticipated and the steam was unleashed, mbl.is reports.

The hole erupts constantly with 200°C (392°F) steam shooting up into the air. The steam geyser is considered a spectacular sight in the winter landscape. Click here to see a picture of it.

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