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Lusi, Indonesia's Mud Volcano

On May 29th 2006 a mud volcano erupted at a gas drilling well in the Porong sub-district of Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia. The eruption continues and has displaced around 30,000 people from twelve nearby villages. The volcano is known as 'Lusi', a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo (lumpur being Bahasa Indonesia for mud). Lusi still flows today generating approximately 100,000 m3 of boiling mud a day - enough to fill 53 Olympic sized swimming pools.
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