Mud volcano

Mud volcano is a geological feature through which argillaceous materials are expelled from the Earth’s interior and on to its surface. It is estimated that there are more than a thousand mud volcanoes across the world, both on land and underwater. It is said that the Caspian Sea has the highest number of mud volcanoes in the world.

Azerbaijan hosts a third of the total mud volcanoes. The country recently witnessed an eruption near the island of Dashlyg, close to the off-shore oil and gas fields. The plumes of fire had reached 100 metres above the sea. The nearby oil and gas fields were not affected by this incident.

Written by IAS POINT

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