Indonesian mud volcano flow 'to last 26 years'

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Indonesian mud volcano flow 'to last 26 years'

Postby Time_Traveller on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:55 am

The world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years, researchers have estimated.


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What do members think of the volcano lasting that much of time?
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Re: Indonesian mud volcano flow 'to last 26 years'

Postby ExplorerAtHeart on Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:03 pm

Thats neat, i wonder where all the mud is coming from. "It was casued by drilling" :o

They hit carbonated water !! "the volcano was driven by carbonated water in an aquifer, estimated to be about 2.5-3.5km beneath the surface, that travelled up through the drilled borehole and passed through a layer of muddy material (known as the Upper Kalibeng) before erupting on the surface via a 50-metre central vent."

Gotta feel bad for the people displaced.
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