mud volcano


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mud volcano

[′məd väl′kā·nō]
(geology)
A conical accumulation of variable admixtures of sand and rock fragments, the whole resulting from eruption of wet mud and impelled upward by fluid or gas pressure. Also known as hervidero; macaluba.
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We are more certain than ever that the Lusi mud volcano is an unnatural disaster and was triggered by drilling," says Professor Richard Davies of Durham University.
We show that the day before the mud volcano started, there was a huge 'kick' in the well, which is an influx of fluid and gas into the wellbore," British professor Richard Davies was quoted as saying.
Samples from the top of the Darwin mud volcano (Table 1) were collected with a TV-assisted grab during the TTR16 cruise aboard the RV Prof.
Unusually high pH (alkaline) and chloride-depleted (57 percent seawater dilution) fluids that are rich in methane, ethane, and propane as well as in hydrogen sulfide, carbonate alkalinity, and ammonia, have been recovered from the Conical Seamount, an active low-density serpentinite mud volcano in the Mariana forearc, and in the Chile convergent margin adjacent to the triple junction.
Tin is found in the feeder zones of the Sullivan orebody which fed fluids to a mud volcano on the seafloor.
The new island in front of the Balushi coast turns out to be a mud volcano emanating methane.
The ruling puts an end to tourist resorts near the Reserve, and closes other commercial attractions such as the Islands' mud volcano and limestone caves.
The wild male elephant had been roaming alone around a mud volcano when Donley, a friend and their Malaysian guide saw the animal while trekking near their resort, Ambu told The Associated Press.
A MUD volcano which killed 13 people when it "blew" will continue erupting for another 26 years, according to North East experts who are studying it.
Drilling of a gas exploration well a" not an earthquake a" caused the eruption of a mud volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, a team of international scientists has concluded.