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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'Islands produced by mud volcanoes have a history of coming and going in this region'
On September 5, 2004, the largest mud volcano in the territory of Azerbaijan was added into the Guinness World Records.
On Monday, a mud volcano erupted in two spots at a rice paddy in Pingtung County's Wandan Township, with the height of the spewing mud exceeding one meter, reported UDN.
In the same barangay, numerous mud volcanoes and sand boils appeared in various locations.
Baku's mud volcano Othman-Bozdag on Sunday sent flames and smoke as high as 200-300 meters in two consecutive bursts.
A group of Indonesian scientists maintain that Lusi is a new mud volcano that occurred naturally, and was likely triggered by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which took place on 27 May 2006 in Yogyakarta (Central Java), at a distance of 250 kilometres from Sidoarjo (Sawolo et al.
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.
According to the Daily Times, a seismologist with Australia's University of Melbourne, Gary Gibson said that the new island was likely to be a 'mud volcano', created by methane gas forcing material upwards during the violent shaking of the earthquake.
Less than two days later, a mud volcano erupted about 250 kilometres away, spewing hot mud into the air and flooding the surrounding area.
The end may be near for an erupting mud volcano that has wreaked havoc in Indonesia.
Highlighting the important features of the park, the sources informed it is comprised of both dry and coastal areas besides having Active Mud Volcano.
Highlighting the important features of the park, the sources informed it is comprised of both dry and coastal areas besides having Active Mud Volcano. "The world's rare animals including Ibex, Urial, Chinkara, Sand Cat, Crocodile and Marine Turtle habitat in the park", they said.