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Submission + - Indonesia's ongoing "mud volcano" probably had natural causes (nature.com) 1

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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Indonesia's ongoing "mud volcano" probably had natural causes

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  • by azav ( 469988 )

    May have had.

    It's certainly possible that both operations didn't play well together.

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