Eruption of a mud volcano occurred in Baku

15:51 - 30.03.2018

March 30, Fineko/ An eruption has occurred in Ayrantoken mud volcano located in Garadagh district of Baku.

The Ministry of Environment informs that the eruption was observed on 29 March 2018 at 21:10.

“The eruption of up to seven minutes was accompanied by flames and the flame column reached a height of about 100-150 meters above the crater of the volcano. Eruption from the volcano (breccia) covers an area of up to 2 hectares and has a thickness of 0.3-1.2 meters. Radial cracks have formed in the volcanic area,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Ayrantoken mud volcano is part of the Mud volcanoes of the Baku and Absheron peninsula of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is part of the territory of the State Nature Reserve. The first eruption took place in October 1964, and the last eruption was observed in 2008.