Strokkur

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Strokkur

Strokkur is a geyser in Iceland. It is located in the geothermal region near the Hvítá River, east of the capital Reykjavík.

History[change | change source]

Strokkur's activity began in 1789 following an earthquake. Strokkur continued to wikt:erupt until 1896, when another earthquake blocked the geyser's water pipeline.

Tourism[change | change source]

Strokkur is famous throughout Iceland and regularly attracts many tourists. People go there to see the geyser erupt.

Sequence of the eruption[change | change source]

The water present at a depth of 23 meters has a temperature of about 120 ° C, but cannot transform into a gaseous state due to the high pressure, due to the overlying mass of water. When this water reaches 16 meters deep, a certain amount can reach the boiling point and this induces the chain reaction that we see.