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EMPLOYEES OF THE ANAS INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS ARE CONDUCTING RESEARCHES ON THE TERRITORY OF THE GUSHCHU MUD VOLCANO ERUPTION

 
February 13, 2019

Employees of the Department of mud volcanism of IGG have begun the investigations of the Gushchu mud volcano eruption occurred on February 13 in the Gushchu village (Shamakhi region).

There were no flames shot and cracks during eruption.

During field research, it was determined that ejected mud and rocks covered about two hectares. The thickness of the breccia at the edges is 40-50 cm, and at the eruption center - about 1 meter.

Including the last eruption, this mud volcano has erupted 15 times. The last eruption was recorded last year.

Scientists suppose that the earthquakes occurred in the Ismayilly and Agsu regions affected to the activation of Gushchu mud volcano. Thats why the employees of the Department predicted the activation of several volcanoes in these regions, including Gushchu mud volcano.

Currently, the IGGs employees are conducting field research.