Researchers may have discovered why a mud eruption on the Indonesian island of Java has continued spewing since May 2006.
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Known as Lusi, this natural disaster is connected to a system of several active volcanoes in the region. Researchers found that the gas expelled by Lusi has a chemical makeup similar to magma. They also measured ground tremors, and found there was a magma chamber that feeds Lusi's sediment basin through a tunnel. Lusi is blamed for burying villages with 130 feet of relentless mud, displacing 60,000 people, and killing 13.
Read more in "Why This Massive Mud Volcano Turned Deadly."https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/mud-volcano-lusi-indonesia-video-spd/
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