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.


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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