Separate blocks of LC sandstones, clays and limestones have also been found among the solid outbursts from mud volcanoes
in Gobustan's central and southern sections.
The location of settlements near the Keiryaki, Gushchu, Hokmali, Bozdag Gobu mud volcanoes
is particularly dangerous, Elkhan Mammadbayov, assistant professor of the Geography Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) said on December 15.
Azerbaijan is one of the home countries to mud volcanoes
.There are over 350 mud volcanoes
in Azerbaijan, both onshore and offshore.
There are 1,400-1,500 mud volcanoes
on Earth.Mud volcanoes appeared on the territory of the present Azerbaijan Republic 25 million years ago.
He noted that mud volcanoes
received the status of natural monuments in 2002 in accordance with the law "Specially Protected Areas and Districts" and the order on the Establishment of the State Natural Reserve of Mud Volcanoes
in Baku and Absheron Peninsula was signed in 2015.
Excavation work carried out near mud volcanoes
provoked their eruption, the head of the mud volcanism department of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (ANAS), Professor Adil Aliyev told Trend on November 2.
Unlike mud volcanoes
, the Yanar Dag flame burns fairly steadily, as it involves a steady seep of gas from the subsurface.
An eruption of six mud volcanoes
is expected in Azerbaijan in the next months and in 2019, the head of the mud volcanism department of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Adil Aliyev told Trend on October 24.
Azerbaijan is rich with hot and mineral springs, thermal sulphur-hydrogen water sources and all types of mud volcanoes
that are used for medical purposes.
Azerbaijan or Land of Fire as it is called here has the highest number of mud volcanoes
in the world.
Azerbaijan's national parks showcase the country's amazing diversity, from snow-capped mountains to breathtaking mud volcanoes
The scientist noted that the study of mud volcanoes
is very important in terms of determining the prospects of oil and gas zones.