One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small vent or fissure in the ground discharging hot mud.
- ‘Money rules, even when the best entertainment around is lathering in a mud volcano.’
- ‘Observations made can be used to deduce the extension of onshore faulting into offshore areas and the relationship or lack thereof between large-scale faulting and mud volcano activity.’
- ‘Baratang Island, which is about 100 km by road from Port Blair, will be promoted more for its mud volcanoes and limestone caves and less for its beaches.’
- ‘Yellowstone, in Wyoming and Montana, is famed for its geysers, hot springs and mud volcanoes; while Yellowstone, in Sierra Nevada, is noted for sheer granite cliffs and spectacular waterfalls.’
- ‘Narrow vertical fluid and gas escape pipes are a feature of some igneous systems and have been linked to mud volcano evolution in other sedimentary basins.’
- ‘In extreme cases, the soil particles become suspended in groundwater and the deposit reacts as a fluid giving rise to sand or mud volcanoes.’
- ‘The mud is considered to be a potential raw material for ceramics manufacture, and physicists are investigating the effluent from the Devil's Woodyard mud volcano of central Trinidad.’
- ‘In addition to being the largest single mud volcano yet described, this case study provides new insights into the architecture of a feeder system that connects a major volcanic cone to its source layer several kilometres below.’
- ‘The existence of methane hydrate at the shallow depth was unexpected by the scientists and indicates, together with other supporting evidence, that the mud volcano is actively venting methane gas.’
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