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ScienceDaily (Jun. 10, 2008) — A mud volcano which has caused millions of dollars worth of damage was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well, an international team of scientists has concluded.
The two-year old mud volcano, Lusi, is still spewing huge volumes of mud and has displaced more than 30,000 people.
The most detailed scientific analysis to date disproves the theory that an earthquake that happened two-days before the mud volcano erupted in East Java, Indonesia, was potentially to blame.
Gas flows from the crater surrounded by hot mud in Porong, Sidoarjo district. Hundreds of Indonesians displaced by the world's worst mud volcano disaster said prayers Thursday on a dyke overlooking the sea of sludge that swallowed their homes exactly two years ago