April 8, 2013. In Azerbaijan's Hajigabul eruption Akhtarma volcano-Pashaly. APA said department head of mud volcanism Institute of Geology Adil Aliyev.
He said the eruption was on April 1. Currently, scientists at the Institute of Geology conduct research on the spot: "This is the largest volcano Azerbaijan. It is located 35 kilometers from the city of Shirvan in the south-eastern Shirvan. First eruption was in 1948, today it is the seventh in a row eruption. "
Aliyev said that during an eruption with mud from the volcano occurred ejection rocks in a large number of "Volcanic mud has covered an area of 18 hectares of a total 220 cubic meters. The average thickness of 1 meter emission 20 cm Some large cracks formed, one of which is 2 km. Crack depth of 2 meters, width from 30 cm to 80 cm It is spread in the north-west and south-east. Now volcano calmed down. Typically, during the eruption of flames can be seen. But this time the flame was not. "
According to the department head, the diameter of the crater is about 10 square kilometers, "In the crater erupts from multiple sources more spaced from each other volcanoes. Every time one of erupting volcanoes. 21 percent are located in the territory of Azerbaijan mud volcanoes on the surface of the earth makes oil. This volcano well spewing oil. Oil soaked in all emissions. It is worth noting here that meets and oil shale. All materials will be studied in the laboratory, and the results of tests will be received accurate information about the oil and gas resources of the territory. "