Mud Volcanoes


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Mud Volcanoes

 

or salses, differently shaped geological formations that constantly or periodically throw out mud and gases, often with water and petroleum, onto the earth’s surface. They are found primarily in petroleum-bearing and volcanic regions and also in the deltas of rivers that carry in a great deal of plant material and water that sometimes contains an oil film. They are found in the USSR (the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea, the Apsheron, Taman’, and Kerch’ peninsulas, and eastern Georgia) and abroad (in Italy, Iceland, New Zealand, and Central America).

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He stated that the morphometric parameters of the Dashgil, Shakhgay, Chapylmysh, Cheyildag, Toragai, Akhtarma, Pashaly, Demirchi and other intensive mud volcanoes were studied in various landscapes of the territory.It was found that they affect the landscapes of the nearby territories.
The forecast for the eruption of new mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan has been proved.
Azerbaijan is one of the countries where mud volcanoes are most widespread.
Earlier, Aliyev said thatan eruption of six mud volcanoes is expected in Azerbaijan in the next months and in 2019.There is the likelihood of an eruption of the Bozdag Gobu volcano on the Absheron peninsula, the Bahar volcano in the Alat village, the Shekikhan, Nardaranakhtarma, Ayazakhtarma and Shikhzerli volcanoes in Gobustan, he said.
The head of the department noted that the human factor provoked the eruption of some mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Aliyev also said that, the occurrence of mud volcanoes increased in some periods, due to the increase in seismic activity.
At present, there are 365 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, 200 of which are on land.
In this context, mud volcanoes are the only facility that provide information on oil and gas sources of deep occurrence.
'Islands produced by mud volcanoes have a history of coming and going in this region'
At present, there are 365 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Mud volcanoes erupt one to three times annually around this time of year in Pingtung, reported CNA.
In the near future, I'll be in the Gobustan Territory, where the world's famous mud volcanoes are located.