Nature 120, 586-586 (22 October 1927) | doi:10.1038/120586a0

Mud Volcanoes of Minbu, Upper Burma



THE accompanying photographs of the mud volcanoes of Minbu in Upper Burma may be of interest to readers of NATURE. Minbu is on the Irrawaddy, near the oil-fields of Yenangyaung. The volcanoes are small hillocks of grey mud or clay. The hills begin as holes, from which mud oozes and forms continually growing cones. Inflammable gases are also exuded with the mud. The local people associate superstitious ideas with the volcanic activity.