NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured Sidoarjo Mud Flow (LUSI), East Java, Indonesia.
The Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud, abbreviated as LUSI, a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo wherein lumpur is the Indonesian word for mud) is the result of an erupting mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia that has been in eruption since May 2006. It is considered the biggest mud volcano in the world. It is expected that the flow will continue for the next 25 to 30 years. The photo shows the discharged mud was carried to the estuary of Porong River to form sediment.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.
Reference: Lusi in the Sea with Deltas (NASA Earth Observatory)
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