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VIDEO. A giant geyser suddenly rises from the ground in Japan


Late afternoon on Monday August 8, a column of water almost 30 meters high erupted in the middle of the forest of a sanctuary located

Since he burst into the heart of the forest, it's hard to miss.

A giant geyser more than 30 ma high erupted on Monday August 8 in the Shinto shrine in the city of Oshamambe, on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan.

An event as surprising as it is incongruous for the local population.

"When I saw the geyser, I thought, 'What the hell is going on?'" said Taisei Ono, 29, a priest at the Oshamambe shrine.

"Is this a hot spring?"

he wondered.

“I was really surprised”.

This strange phenomenon attracts many curious people.

This new tourist attraction does business for traders, but is far from delighting local residents.

For the past two weeks, the jet has indeed been just as powerful as it was when it first started, and is above all very noisy.

The temperature of the jet - around 20°C - suggests to experts that the presence of a hot spring in the ground, combined with a pocket of natural gas, could be the cause of this eruption.

This is not the first time such a geyser has appeared in this shrine.

A little over 60 years ago, such a phenomenon had already occurred.

The well had been backfilled.

Source: leparis

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