The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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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