SCIENTISTS OF THE INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS INVESTIGATED THE ERUPTION OF THE OTMAN-BOZDAG VOLCANO
25 September 2018
The IGG scientists under the leadership of the Head of the mud volcanism department, honoured worker of science, professor Adil Aliyev carried out the study of the eruption of the Otman-Bozdag mud volcano, located in the Garadagh district.
The departments employees, Elnur Baloglanov, Orkhan Bashirov and Elmar Samedov, carried out the research on the base of samples taken from the mud volcano for lab sampling.
Otman-Bozdag mud volcano is the second largest mud volcano in the world and is located on the Absheron Peninsula, 35 kilometers south-westerly of Baku. The first eruption of the mud volcano occurred in 1854, and the last one on February 6, 2017. The last eruption continued more than one hour and consisted of two phases. The height of the breccias ejections was 200-300 meters. A number of deep cracks have appeared on the flanks of the mud volcano with the depth up to 40 meters.
At present the mud volcanic eruption has stopped.
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