Mud volcano erupts in Baku
The Ayrantokan mud volcano in Baku’s Garadagh district erupted yesterday evening.
The eruption lasted up to 7 minutes and was accompanied by flames, the country's Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources said.
The pillar of the fire rose about 100-150 meters above the volcanic crater. Volcanic breccias covered an area of up to 2.0 hectares and vary from 0.3 to 1.2 meters in thickness. Radial cracks have formed in the volcanic area, APA reported.
There are no settlements around the mud volcano.
Experts of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources are studying the eruption and its consequences, and carrying out relevant monitoring.