Catastrophic Mud Eruption Had Natural Causes, Study Finds

A catastrophic mud eruption in Indonesia blamed on drilling by an oil company might instead have natural causes, new research suggests.

Lusi mud eruption triggered by geometric focusing of seismic waves

Nature Geoscience | Letter Lusi mud eruption triggered by geometric focusing of seismic waves M. Lupi,1 E. H. Saenger,2 F. Fuchs1 S. A. Miller1 Affiliations Contributions Corresponding authors Journal name: Nature Geoscience Year published: (2013) DOI: doi:10.1038/ngeo1884 Received: 29 November 2012 Accepted: 10 June 2013 Published online: 21 July 2013

Natural trigger for the Lusi mud eruption

The Lusi mud eruption that began in Indonesia in 2006, and is ongoing, could have been triggered by amplified seismic waves from a large earthquake in the region two days previously, reports a study published this week in Nature Geoscience.

Lapindo Says All Mudflow Victims Will Be Fully Compensated By May

Oil and gas company Minarak Lapindo Jaya said on Wednesday that all victims of the mudflow disaster in East Java would be fully compensated by the end of May.

Indonesian mud eruption may eventually die out, scientists predict

The end may be near for an erupting mud volcano that has wreaked havoc in Indonesia. In a few years, the volcano will spew just 10 percent as much mud as it does today, scientists predict.