Volcano erupts in Azerbaijan – UPDATED

Volcano erupts in Azerbaijan – <font color=red>UPDATED </font>
# 20 September 2012 07:14 (UTC +04:00)
According to information, mud volcano erupted in Lokbatan settlement, Garadagh district, Baku and fire blazed up as a result. Many fire-fighting crews were sent to the site.

The security measures are underway.

Executive of Mud Volcanism Department under the Geology Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Arif Huseynov told APA that the Lokbatan mud volcano is the most frequent volcano in Azerbaijan and in the world. The volcano erupted in 2010 for the last time. This is the 24th eruption of the volcano.

Huseynov noted that fortunately there aren’t any houses in the site, but there are oil wells.