Giant Mud Volcano Reveals Its Powerful Explosive Secrets
Researcher Adriano Mazzini and collaborators probe an exceptionally explosive phenomenon
The volatile Lokbatan mud volcano, photo: Andrey Shevchenko, Alamy Stock Photo
Not all volcanoes belch lava. Some erupt mud—lots of it. Most mud volcanoes just gurgle up bits of muck from time to time, but one is particularly known for frequent, powerful explosions. New research explains what powers these intense eruptions and just how strong they can get.
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