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Mud Volcano Island Rises From Sea After Pakistani Earthquake
2013-09-26 14:22:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A powerful earthquake that struck the southwestern province of Baluchistan, Pakistan Tuesday afternoon, killing hundreds of people, has given rise to a new island off the coast of the country's Gwadar Port. The island, which rises to more than 60 feet above sea level, received its first visits yesterday from local residents wanting to explore the small muddy, rocky landmass. As locals surveyed the new islet, it became evident that...

2013-07-23 12:35:54

Scientists at the University of Bonn simulate that seismic waves can be focused like in a parabolic reflector In 2006 the island of Java, Indonesia was struck by a devastating earthquake followed by the onset of a mud eruption to the east, flooding villages over several square kilometers and that continues to erupt today. Until now, researchers believed the earthquake was too far from the mud volcano to trigger the eruption. Geophysicists at the University of Bonn, Germany and ETH Zurich,...

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2011-02-25 07:45:00

Scientists said Thursday that a mud volcano in Indonesia is responsible for displacing more than 13,000 families, and shows no sign of stopping for the better part of the next quarter century, as it continues to emit flammable gas through a deepening lake of sludge. Underground pressure means the volcano -- located in Sidoarjo, East Java -- could continue to gush out gray mud until 2037, when volumes will become small and insignificant, according to a computer model. But gas will continue...

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2010-02-12 08:35:00

Improper removal of drill bit from unstable well led to uncontrolled influx of gas and water New data provides the strongest evidence to date that the world's biggest mud volcano, which killed 13 people in 2006 and displaced thirty thousand people in East Java, Indonesia, was not caused by an earthquake, according to an international scientific team that includes researchers from Durham University and the University of California, Berkeley. Drilling firm Lapindo Brantas has denied that a...

2009-04-08 15:10:46

U.S. scientists say they've completed the first study of microbes living in deep sea volcanoes, where conditions may resemble extraterrestrial environments. The Gulf of Mexico study was led by Professor Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia. The scientists collected fluid samples from the crater of an active mud volcano and from a brine pool that was previously a mud volcano. The researchers said those types of ecosystems are particularly hostile to much of life because they are void of...

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2009-04-07 09:01:32

Scientists study how microbes survive and thrive in deep, dark, noxious, oxygen-depleted, super-salty ecosystems that may resemble primordial environments Scientists have completed the first study of microbes that live within the plumbing of deep-sea mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico, where conditions may resemble those in extraterrestrial environments and early Earth. The study, which was partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), was conducted in an area where clusters of...

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2009-03-27 10:50:00

The answer to whether or not Mars is hospitable to life could lie beneath the surface, experts from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston said on Thursday. During the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, Carlton Allen and Dorothy Oehler presented images taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft that show several mounds across the surface of the Red Planet, which they suggest could actually be mud volcanoes. If Allen and Oehler's theory were true, the discovery of...

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2008-11-01 10:35:00

World scientists conclude drilling, not earthquake, was the cause of east Java mud volcano at international debate A resounding vote of international petroleum geologists from around the globe concluded that the mud volcano was triggered by drilling of a nearby gas exploration well. This may have implications for compensation of the local population affected. Lusi started to erupt in East Java, Indonesia, on May 29th 2006, and is still spewing huge volumes of boiling mud over the surrounding...

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2008-07-31 08:55:00

A linear string of mud pots and mud volcanoes suggest surface evidence for a southern extension of the San Andreas Fault that runs through the Salton Sea, according to a paper published in the August issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). Researchers David K. Lynch and Kenneth W. Hudnut of USGS report the results of a comprehensive survey of mud pots in the area immediately east of the southeastern-most portion of the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Calif. Using...

2007-07-31 20:18:30

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- A mud-spewing fissure in the ocean floor has given birth to a tiny Caribbean island and is posing a threat to small boats. The island, breaching a few inches above the ocean's surface and stretching 500 feet long, was discovered recently roughly five miles northeast of Trinidad, said Roderick Stewart, a seismologist at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine. An advisory has been issued for small boats, which could lose buoyancy because of gas bubbling up...


Latest Mud volcano Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 18:34:42

Scoria is a term used by geologists to describe an igneous rock containing many gas bubbles, or vesicules. Scoria forms when magma rich in dissolved gases is vented. As the magma encounters lower pressures, the gasses are able to escape and form bubbles. These bubbles are trapped when the magma cools and solidifies. Volcanic cones of scoria can be left behind after eruptions, usually forming mountains with a crater at the summit. An example is Mount Wellington, Auckland in New Zealand....

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