What is a mud volcano?



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    Mud volcanoes are usually associated with petroleum deposits. These areas can have deep gas deposits, and they will put pressure on the rock formations, which pushes mud from deep within the earth up to the surface. Fractures in rock that open up, sometimes by an earthquake but it can be from drilling as well, can cause this pressurized mud to explode thought the surface.

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    It’s referred to formations created by geo-excreted liquids and gases with its temperatures much cooler than igneous processes. The largest mud volcanoes are 10 kilometers in diameter and reach 700 meters in height. They are thought to be the result of a pier-cement structure created by a pressurized mud diapir which breaches the Earth’s surface or ocean bottom. Mud volcanoes are often associated with petroleum deposits and tectonic subduction zones and orogenic belts. 

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