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World's largest mud volcano to last 26 years


Posted on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

The eruption began in 2005 and is believed to have been started by gas drilling in the area.

Located in Indonesia the Lusi volcano initially killed 13 people and displaced 13,000 families as it spewed over 50 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud every single day, it is believed it will take 26 years for the flow to subside to a manageable level.

"In 2007 and 2008, a team of scientists led by Professor Davies produced evidence that drilling caused the mud volcano."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Evilution13 on 5 March, 2011, 13:17
Its still amazing a few years down the track. Just a sea of mud. What a mess. No wonder the drilling company wants to blame nature itself for the problem.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Rhino666 on 5 March, 2011, 14:03
Its still amazing a few years down the track. Just a sea of mud. What a mess. No wonder the drilling company wants to blame nature itself for the problem. I doubt anyone could afford that kind of compensation.
Comment icon #3 Posted by UFO_Monster on 7 March, 2011, 3:47
So...is this supposed to be bad? I mean, will it have a global impact?
Comment icon #4 Posted by zooage on 12 March, 2011, 19:41
It shows how ignorant mankind still is. We poke holes in the ground and think that only good things will come out of them. But when something like this happens, the blame game starts. Hopfully no one else will be harmed by it in the future.


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