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Drilling Might Be Getting a Bad Rap For Indonesia's Ongoing "Mud Volcano" 31

Posted by timothy
from the make-up-your-mind-son-it-is-mud-or-is-a-volcano? dept.
davide-nature writes "The freakish event has been blamed on a company that was drilling for natural gas nearby. But scientists have found a rock formation deep below the surface and shaped like a parabolic antenna. It could have focused seismic waves from an earthquake that occurred shortly before the eruption, and onto a clay layer. The clay then liquefied and somehow found its way to the surface."
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Drilling Might Be Getting a Bad Rap For Indonesia's Ongoing "Mud Volcano"

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Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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