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NEW EDITION OF “CATALOG OF MUD VOLCANOES OF AZERBAIJAN” HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION


October 11, 2018

By joint efforts of the ANAS IGG’s scientists a new edition of “Catalog of mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan” has been prepared. The information about the eruptions of 28 mud volcanoes recorded over the past 10 years is given there. Over the past 200 years, 418 eruptions have been recorded in 93 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
The Head of the department of mud volcanism of the IGG, Sc.D. (Geology and Mineralogy), Professor Adil Aliyev noted that a small “Catalog of the mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan” (33 pages) was edited in 1974 (authors Ahad Yagubov, etc.).

More detailed data on mud volcanoes and their recorded eruptions for period of years 1810-2001 was published in 2002 (“Catalogue of recorded eruptions of mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan (Adil Aliyev, Ibragim Guliyev, Igor Belov).

The second edition of this catalog for period of years 1810-2007 (109 pages), was published in 2009 (Adil Aliyev, Ibrahim Guliyev, Rahid Rakhmanov). The catalog includes the classification of mud volcanoes, the geological properties of their location, the geochemistry of eruptive products, characterization of eruptions, etc.

In a short time it is planned to publish a new edition of the catalog.

Department of Public Relations
Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS