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Lokbatan volcano

mud volcano 165 m / 541 ft
Absheron peninsula, Azerbaijan, 40.34°N / 49.79°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: gas explosions
Lokbatan volcano eruptions: 2001Eruption of Lokbatan mud volcano on October 10, 2001, with large flames of ignited gasses
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 5 Jan
Fri, 5 Jan 14:54 UTCM 2.6 / 5 km36 km CASPIAN SEA, OFFSHORE AZERBAIJAN
Lokbatan is not a real volcano, but one of about 3-400 mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, and one of its largest and most active ones. It is located about 15 km S of Baku on the Absheron peninsula at the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Lokbatan means "place where the camel got stuck". It may well have been named after the twin humps at the crest of the hill, which give it a camel-like shape. Lokbatan is located 15 kilometers south of Baku. This mud volcano erupted in 1977 and again, even more spectacularly on October 10, 2001, when it produced large flames many tens of meters high.


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