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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The Toraghay mud volcano belongs to the State Nature Reserve.
A clear-water carbonate spring is also present on top ofa dome-shaped mound, which shows 1 m thick carbonate crust ofclear-water spring deposit over the mud volcano deposit.
A group of Indonesian scientists maintain that Lusi is a new mud volcano that occurred naturally, and was likely triggered by a magnitude 6.
As we had come abreast of the bleached cone of the mud volcano I had pleaded with our driver to stop and let me climb up and check it out.
Being a geological rarity, the mud volcano may contribute to a better understanding of triggering processes and relationships between seismic and volcanic activity.
The small picture centre-top is a mud volcano onshore Azerbaijan, similar to the large subsurface features above our offshore fields.
East Java President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday visited a disaster zone caused by a massive mud volcano blamed on gas drilling and said it could be turned into a tourist attraction.
Some specific subjects examined are airborne magnetic surveys and 3D magnetic modeling of active volcanoes in Japan, the use of a statistical multiparameter approach for the joint interpretation of multiple physical property 3D earth models, episodic magma supply eruption style and eruption frequency estimated from long-term geodetic measurements, catastrophic volcanic sector collapses in Japan, mud volcano systems, solidification behavior of natural silicate melts and volcanological implications, and preliminary assessment of volcanic and hydrothermal hazards in Yellowstone National Park and vicinity.
For two years, a giant mud volcano in the Sidoarjo district of East Java, Indonesia has wreaked havoc on the local population.
Drilling of a gas exploration well Co not an earthquake Co caused the eruption of a mud volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, a team of international scientists has concluded.
THE world's fastest growing mud volcano is collapsing and could subside, with consequences for the surrounding environment, according to research from North East academics.