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The Sidoarjo mud flow (East Java), July 08

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A dam is protecting an island of the original lower area to the right, where one of the last remaining factories of the area are left. Penanggungan volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A dam is protecting an island of the original lower area to the right, where one of the last remaini... [info]
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The main dam circling the vent area is about 10 m high. As the land has started to subside dramatically, the dam is continuously being raised. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The main dam circling the vent area is about 10 m high. As the land has started to subside dramatica... [info]
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Hot steam, full of hyrodgen sulphur gas, escapes along with the fluid mud that forms a pond above the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hot steam, full of hyrodgen sulphur gas, escapes along with the fluid mud that forms a pond above th... [info]
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The surface of the mud lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The surface of the mud lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The main exterior dam and ruins of roofs sticking out from the flooded area.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The main exterior dam and ruins of roofs sticking out from the flooded area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Detail of a house ticking out from the mud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Detail of a house ticking out from the mud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The mud has covered large areas where entire villages once stood. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The mud has covered large areas where entire villages once stood. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Localized degassing of the mud creates semi-stable fountains on the mud surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Localized degassing of the mud creates semi-stable fountains on the mud surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Coordinating the continuous work around the mud vent is a challenging job. Bulldozers are trying to keep a channel clear for the mud to flow towards a river, as long as it is still fluid enough. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Coordinating the continuous work around the mud vent is a challenging job. Bulldozers are trying to ... [info]
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Dodi, head of the gas safety crew, is happy to explain us the site, despite the apparent dangers of collapse and gas release.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dodi, head of the gas safety crew, is happy to explain us the site, despite the apparent dangers of ... [info]
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On the dam surrounding the mud vent. Penanggungan volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the dam surrounding the mud vent. Penanggungan volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The mud pool around the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The mud pool around the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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