Mud volcano erupts in Haradag district of Baku, Azerbaijan

Mud volcano erupts in Haradag district of Baku, Azerbaijan

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According to a statement released by the Ministry of Ecology, a mud volcano erupted in Haradag district of Baku in Azerbaijan on September 23, 2018.

The eruption started during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23 and it still continues, the ministry said in a statement released Sunday morning.

Numerous fissures were reported during the eruption, with depts up to 40 m (131 feet).

There are over 1 000 known mud volcanoes in the world, and some 400 are located in the coastal area of Azerbaijan. They are associated with rich oil and gas fields.

Eruptions of mud volcanoes, also known as sedimentary volcanoes, are mainly accompanied by strong explosions and underground rubble. Flames associated with strong mud volcano eruptions can reach up to 1 km (0.62 miles).

Featured image and video courtesy Massa.az

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