The water from hot springs in non- volcanic areas is heated in this manner. There are many claims in the literature about the flow rates of hot springs. There are many more high flow non-thermal springs than geothermal springs. Much of the heat is created by decay of naturally radioactive elements. Archived from the original on January 14, The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the First World and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Hot springs range in flow rate from the tiniest "seeps" to veritable rivers of hot water.
Archived from the original on January 14, Sometimes there is enough pressure that the water shoots upward in a geyser , or fountain. Archived from the original on