What?! Indonesia mud volcano may last 30 years, says scientist

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An eruption in 2006 has buried 12 villages, claimed 13 lives and displaced more than 42,000 residents in Sidoarjo district, East Java. But the post-disaster problems haven’t been settled properly yet, so far.

A scientist studying Indonesia’s infamous Lusi “mud volcano” reveals:

Indonesia’s devastating ‘mud volcano’ could keep spewing for the next 30 years, filling the equivalent of 50 Olympic-size swimming pools every day, a top Australian expert warned.

Curtin University of Technology’s doctor Mark Tingay, who has just returned from the disaster site in East Java, said about 100,000 people remained under threat from subsidence three years after the volcano first erupted.

[via AFP | photo credit: Earthfirst]

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