November 21, 5.9 earthquake near Myanmar sets off series of mud volcanic eruptions

December 10, 2011MYNAMARAn earthquake in Rakhine State has caused underground water temperatures to rise, setting off volcano eruptions of mud and small amounts of lava in the region also known as Burma. Retired geologist Soe Thein said volcanos in the Kyaukphyu Township area on Ramree Island were set off along a fault line. More volcano mud eruptions might occur, he said, but there is no danger or need for mass evacuations. “When there is earth crust movement in these fault lines, there will be underground water circulation and more water will move up to the surface as hot springs, but they are not like real volcanoes. They do not pose a danger to people,” Soe Thein said. The highest number of underground hot spring fault lines is in Kyaukphyu Township. The hot spring fault line runs through Magwe Region. A mud volcano erupted on November 26 on a small hill one mile west of Bawyabaya village, about 32 miles from Kyaukphyu. The eruption sent magma and lava 15-feet into the air, and about 5 acres of nearby land was covered by magma. By evening, the eruptions had subsided, said local residents. Past eruptions in the area occurred in 1990 and 2000. On November 21, an earthquake occurred with an epicenter 32 kilometers northeast of Homlin in Sagaing Region measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, Soe Thein said. It probably triggered the mud eruptions, he said. “The underground hot water in the fault line was pushed up to the surface and the eruptions took place,” he said. Two mud volcanoes in Sai Chong village east of Kyaukphyu erupted in January 2008. Lava and magma shot up to 300-feet high and a small amount of lava covered about 200 feet in the nearby area, the New Light of Myanmar reported on January 8. –Mizzima
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8 Responses to November 21, 5.9 earthquake near Myanmar sets off series of mud volcanic eruptions

  1. Irene C says:

    “They do not pose a danger to people” Tell that to those who are in the path of one of these mud volcanoes. I will pray they listen to their instinct and not to the government explanation.

    Maranatha

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  2. luisport says:

    Certainly more mud volcanos are function of sedimentary remobilization by hot fluids. Now when we have a M5.9 earthquake making this mud volcanos eruptions, we can think that crustal tensions can make that remobilization. There are the theory that mantle are rising temperature by multiple factors. If this is true, deep fluids are rising more and more rapidly. So igneous volcano eruptions will be more violent and frequent as we are seeing, with volcanic activity rising year by year…

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    • And not just mud volcanoes but the depressurization and combustion of methane gas. As I warned: “Earth’s processes already spinning out of control: As we noted earlier, Earth’s geothermal processes are entropic and we are in an accelerated stage of planteray intensification…Massive changes, resulting from dramatic spikes in geothermal activity, have the most dramtic impact…increased submarine volcanic activity..the increase in terrestrial volcanic and seismic activity…depressurization, rupture and combustion of hydrocarbon reservoirs as Earth’s interior temperature rises.” – The Extinction Protocol, pp 472, 473

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  3. randog says:

    hi Alvin and u all..Alvin what do you mean by terrestrial,,,do you mean activity on other planets,,

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  4. Francis says:

    We have many mud volcanoes here in the Andamans….

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