Take A Dip In A Mud Volcano

You may ask, why!? Well, as somebody who has spent 3-4 years doing a lot of obstacle racing from the age of 30, which involves a LOT of mud, this is an almost obvious addition.

A mud volcano or mud dome is a kind of volcano that is made by liquids and gases from the earth. There are many different ways that mud volcanoes can be made. Temperatures in a mud volcano are much cooler than that of a regular volcano. Most of the gases given off by mud volcanoes are methane. Other gases given off include carbon dioxide and methane. They usually spit out liquids with solids in the liquids

Azerbaijan has the largest number of mud volcanoes in the world. With a total of least 400, Azerbaijan has one-third of the world’s mud volcanoes. 200 of these are located within a range of a thousand kilometres area, and some have created temporary and permanent islands and submarine banks. The two biggest mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan are Turaghai and Boyuk Khanizadagh. However, the world’s largest mud volcano is the Sidoarjo Mudflow, located in Lusi, Indonesia, which has a height of 2,300 feet and a width of 6 miles. This mud volcano has been spewing mud since May 2006, when it killed 14 people and displaced 25,000 in four square mile countryside. Scientists project the Sidoarjo Mudflow will continue for 25 years, and believe it may have been triggered by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake 280 kilometres away, which was recorded two days before the mud volcano began.Other large and notable mud volcanoes include El Totumo in Colombia, with a height of 50 metres, and the Chandragup mud volcano in Pakistan, with a 450 foot wide crater. Trinidad and Tobago, Turtle Islands in Philippines, California, and Eastern Venezuela are other countries or regions with mud volcanoes.