An unlimited explosion that was caught on digicam within the Caspian Sea on Sunday has been blamed on a phenomenon referred to as a mud volcano. The huge blast despatched a column of fireplace into the sky in an space of the ocean the place Azerbaijan runs plenty of offshore oil and fuel fields. However the state oil firm mentioned it wasn’t responsible for the explosion—and that it was brought on by a mud volcano spewing flammable fuel into the sky. In line with The Guardian, the volcanic exercise could cause rocks to hammer into one another and create sparks that may ignite the gasses. Mark Tingay, a mud volcano knowledgeable at Australia’s College of Adelaide, mentioned Azerbaijan’s clarification is believable, saying the explosion “definitely might be a mud volcano” and that the situation “suits roughly” with a identified volcano complicated.