Australia & Oceania

"Indonesia’s ‘Mud Volcano’ and Nine Years of Debate About Its Muck"

"Nine years ago, a rice paddy in eastern Java suddenly cleaved open and began spewing steaming mud. Before long, it covered an area twice the size of Central Park; roads, factories and homes disappeared under a tide of reeking muck. Twenty lives were lost and nearly 40,000 people displaced, with damages topping $2.7 billion."

Source: NY Times, 09/23/2015


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