This is a featured article winner. Click this button to find out more.

El Tatio

From the Science Archives, the open-project database of science information that barely anyone can edit
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Close-up of a geyser in El Tatio. The field has over 80 active geysers, making it the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world (after Yellowstone in the Icons-flag-us.png USA and Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Icons-flag-ru.png Russia).

El Tatio is a behemoth geyser field located in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile at an altitude 4,320 metres above median sea level. El Tatio's etymology is disputed, but the leading theory is that it means godfather. El Tatio is the 3rd largest geyser field on Earth and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.