Last update: July 19th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an overview of the Sidoarjo mud flow, which is the result of a mud volcano on the island of Java, Indonesia that has been erupting for 13 years.
On May 29, 2006, boiling hot mud and gas began pouring out of a rice field near a gas exploration well in East Java.
The flow from the mud volcano, which is known as Lusi, has displaced more than 40,000 people, destroyed 15 villages, and caused nearly $3 billion in damage.
This image of the Indonesian island was captured on June 11, 2019 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory