Azeri Mud Volcano | John Seach



Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea are home to nearly four hundred mud volcanoes, more than half the world's total.

Azeri mud volcano erupted in 2001 at 15 km outside the Azerbaijani capital Baku. There was an explosion, and 300 m flames were emitted. The largest flames burned for about five minutes.

Further reading
Etiope, G., Feyzullayev, A., Baciu, C.L. and Milkov, A.V., 2004. Methane emission from mud volcanoes in eastern Azerbaijan. Geology32(6), pp.465-468.

Planke, S., Svensen, H., Hovland, M., Banks, D.A. and Jamtveit, B., 2003. Mud and fluid migration in active mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan. Geo-Marine Letters23(3-4), pp.258-268.