Water Eruption

July 25, 2022

Eruzione d'acqua 2

Photographer: Emanuele Nifosì

Summary Author: Emanuele Nifosì

Near the village of Sampieri, Italy, there is an approximately three foot or one-meter diameter natural well along the cliff that connects to the sea through a canal. This opening is the result of natural erosion that happened over the past centuries and consists of two main segments- the first part is on the surface while the other section is underground. Depending on the meteorological and marine conditions, which on the day of these photos included wind from the south-east with gusts of 25-30 miles per hour (40-50 kilometers per hour) and rough sea, the water column reaches this opening and explodes upwards to over six and a half feet or two meters in height. Photo taken on April 2, 2022.

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