Hundreds of strange mud volcanoes erupt in the country located between Eurasia

Arriving in Azerbaijan (a country of Europe and Asia), visitors have the opportunity to admire the unique beauty of the land that accounts for more than a third of the world's mud volcanoes.

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Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
In addition to earthquakes, tsunamis, mud volcanoes are also the result of collisions between tectonic plates. Mud volcanoes are smaller and lesser known than conventional magma volcanoes. Azerbaijan is a country that accounts for more than 400 out of about 1,000 mud volcanoes in the world. Volcanoes here are conical or tubular 4 m high, found much in the hilltops several hundred meters high. Photo: Avraam Travel.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
With a height of 700 m and a diameter of 10 km wide due to mud accretion over time, Turaghai and Boyuk Khanizadagh are two of the highest mud volcanoes in the world in Azerbaijan. Mud volcanoes are not dangerous. Therefore, people in the area do not have to worry about emergency evacuation when eruptions occur. Photo: News Rnd.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Visually, the hills look peaceful but beneath the rugged rock is the "sleeping monster". The hard dry land around the crater looks like scales. Inside the crater, a large pool of mud called breccia, is always in a state of bubbling. The underground air pockets push up on the surface, forming giant gray bubbles. When broken, they release methane, a mixture of mud and water. Photo: Sohu.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Mud volcanoes are much smaller than the usual size of magma volcanoes. Jeyhun Pashayev, director of the National Nature Reserve, said they had a strange shape like a child's picture. Locals call the volcano in different names like "yanardagh" (burning mountain), "pilpila" (high ground), "gaynacha" (boiling puddle), "bozdag" (gray mountain). . Photo: Slate.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Not as fresh and lush as the northern mountains of Azerbaijan, the arid land, where mud mountains exist has its own strange, fascinating beauty. Abundant minerals located deep under mud volcanoes such as oil, breccia mud ... are important raw materials for the chemical and construction industry. Photo: Foxnomad.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
The mud here is not hot, usually, at 22-23 degrees C. Therefore, this destination gives visitors a unique volcanic mud bathing experience. Volcanic clay is used in the treatment of skin diseases, rheumatism as well as related to the nervous system. Photo: Outlook India.
Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
Not all mud volcanoes are skin-friendly, some of which often contain radioactive substances that are dangerous to health and life. Azerbaijan is known as a volcanic region due to several gas leaks from mud volcanoes. This phenomenon appears in oil-rich areas like the slopes of Yanar Dag, causing a fire endlessly. In 2001, the Lokbutan volcano, 15 km from Baku city, erupted a pillar of fire over 150 m high. Photo: Zakher Travel.

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