"Peculiar" New Geyser Erupts in Russia

When a new geyser erupted recently in Russia, a startled observer shouted what would become the geyser's official name: "Prikolny," or "Peculiar."
The steamy fount is the first new geyser to appear on the country's remote Kamchatka Peninsula since the 1960s. (See a regional map.)
Usually occurring in volcanic regions, geysers are hot springs that intermittently eject forceful jets of water and steam.
But there's more to Peculiar's strangeness than its sudden appearance: The geyser is also eco-friendly. (Watch a video of the geyser erupting.)

Full story by Christine Dell'Amore on National Geographic



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