A mud volcano erupted near the capital of Azerbaijan
According to the report of Azarnews, mud has spread after the eruption of a huge mud volcano in the Gardag district of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The blast took place in Lokbatan area. About this eruption of the mud volcano, Arju Babayeva of the Biodiversity Protection Service said that there are no settlements around the Lokbatan area where it erupted. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is monitoring the eruption, where a mud volcano also erupted in early 2017.
The world’s most active mud volcano
In Azerbaijan, the place where nature took this monstrosity, it exists on the shores of the Caspian Sea, near the oil fields there. This mud volcano is one of the five most active mud volcanoes in the world. The volcano has erupted 25 times since 1810. Geologists discovered large deposits of oil and gas at the base of the volcano here in 1933. A direct correlation was then established between the presence of hydrocarbons and soil volcanism.
Sometimes the flames also rise
A variety of rare natural wonders are found in Azerbaijan. Many of the world’s most important mud volcanoes are also present here. Azerbaijan has 365 mud volcanoes, most of which are active and 43 of them have been declared protected by the government there. People are banned from going there due to security reasons. Both the world’s largest mud volcanoes, Boyuk Khanizdag and Turghai, are in this country. Boyuk Khanijdag erupted in 2001, causing a fire 300 meters away. The eruption of flames from a mud volcano is a rare event and the only record of such high flames.
Mud volcano contact with Mars!
NASA geologists exploring Mars believe that Azerbaijan’s mud volcanoes have a similar composition to its upper regions. The mud volcano that erupted in Azerbaijan on September 5, 2004 was the world’s largest mud volcano in the Guinness World Records. A mud volcano is also called a mud dome, from which hot mud, slurries or slurries erupt as mud. This solution also contains a mixture of water and gas. Although the shape of this volcano is completely similar to a volcano, its structure is completely different.
Its mud can also be quite hot
Mud volcanoes are found all over the world, including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. The height of this volcano can range from a few meters to 600 to 700 meters. While mud volcanoes can be several kilometers wide. Also, due to coming out from underground, its temperature can range from 2 degrees to 100 degrees Celsius. But, there is a very specific reason why people dive into mud volcanoes and why they like to bathe.
Why do people drown in its mud?
A solution of mud-water and sand from mud volcanoes (volcanic mud) is rich in medicinal properties. It consists of mineral salts, organic matter, trace elements and hydrocarbons. For this reason it is considered very beneficial for the human body. According to Arjuna’s report, volcanic mud (volcanic mud) is very beneficial for patients suffering from diseases related to peripheral and central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract and skin etc. (Photos courtesy (File)-Twitter Video)
Other uses of volcanic mud
In addition, volcanic mud is also used as a raw material in the chemical and construction industries. Only when a mud volcano erupts does mud come out. Otherwise, when kept quiet, it emits halite, which is called rock salt and is also used by people for its medicinal properties on the body. Mud volcanoes are found on almost every continent in the world, but differences in size, type and behavior can be observed.