Mud Volcano

Port Blair, India


A Mud Volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming what you can see today - a miniature volcano with a rich, creamy mud crater at the top. At Baratang you can see Mud Volcano which is about 4 km away from the jetty. Baratang has rare view of mud volcano in India.

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