A hot spring is a naturally occurring flow of hot water out of the ground. The water is heated by Earth’s internal heat, which increases with depth. In regions with geological activities such as the Great Rift Valley, the Earth’s crust is thinner, bringing hot molten magma closer to the surface and increasing the occurrence of hot springs. Because minerals readily dissolve in hot water, hot springs are rich in minerals and even contain traces of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
Along the Jordan Valley margins, including Ma’in west of Madaba, Burbayta in Wadi Hasa, and Hemma north of Irbid.