Wikipedia article on mud volcanoes

BrokenAgate

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Mud volcano - Wikipedia I came across this in my Internet wanderings. I found this bit particularly interesting: "The Earth continuously exudes a mud-like substance ..." And judging by the list of mud volcanoes around the world, these things are everywhere. Mud volcano - Wikipedia They give different names to different features depending on their size and shape, but they are basically all the same thing, places in Earth's crust where mud continuously extrudes for some reason. Maybe they are a kind of pressure-release valve. I started wondering what would happen if some kind of major worldwide earthquake event caused all of them to go in overdrive, producing huge amounts of mud that covered the land and inundated cities. I would love to plot the locations of these features against a map of nearby cities.

Here are some videos of modern mud flows resulting from earthquakes.

Mud flood damage in Indonesia, plus houses floating on a river of mud.

The before-and-after images of this mudflow are truly heartbreaking. You know that many people were trapped in their homes when the flood happened. Imagine that happening over half a continent.

Mary Greely examines the Azerbaijan mud volcanoes.

This one is freaky. The ground is cracked and moving around, while water extrudes from the fractures. Kudos to this guy for filming it. I'd be running very fast in the other direction.

I don't remember hearing about this gas-spewing island before. It appeared off the coast of Pakistan in 2013 after two big quakes, in a region known for its mud volcanoes.

I could go on, but you get the idea. What do we really know about what's inside the Earth? This jawbreaker Earth diagram seems a bit simplistic in view of events that have actually happened.

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I don't ever remember hearing of these before,...
They're new for me, too. I was aware of places like Yellowstone Park, where boiling water and steam bubble up out of the ground, but mud volcanoes seem to have just popped out of nowhere, while at the same time always having been there.

So, it seems like there could be four potential sources for a mud flood.
1.) These weird "volcanoes" that spew mud.
2.) Earthquake liquefaction. This happens when an earthquake causes subterranean water to rapidly percolate up through the soil, turning it to quicksand. On a downgrade, all this mud starts moving, taking anything not firmly and deeply anchored along with it. The soil remains a liquid generally as long as the quake continues; once the shaking stops and the water recedes, the soil hardens again. Too bad if your house, or your legs, happen to be trapped in it.
3.) Glacial melt. We've all heard of the Little Ice Age. What happened when the ice and snow melted? The water had to go somewhere.
4.) Some kind of weapon using sound waves. Because you can't always count on Mother Nature to destroy a civilization when you need her to.

Which of these, or combination of them, caused the worldwide inundation of glorious architecture a couple hundred years ago? Can we even know?
 

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Can we even know?
I believe we can, we need to collectively learn to read the signs. Perhaps look for larger scale evidence which is the same as these smaller events.

In the list of possible scenarios you have here, we need to look for other provable events happening now, then match it to more global scale evidence.

I believe what we seek is in plain sight, we just need to learn how to see it, and pretty much ignore any mainstream science, and that goes accross all specialist scientific areas.

The articles posted on SH are begining to reveal many truths, what a community & place to discover!
Thanks to @KorbenDallas for that (y)
 

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Don't know if it was just me but back in the early to mid seventies at t'grammar during the third year if memory serves I was taught about the different types of volcano. Some spew lava, some gas, some cloud and clouds of dust which act like gas, some explode some ooze and some spew or ooze boiling mud.
The subterranean pressures and circumstances were explained and again if memory serves basically a pressure cooker like affair occurs in ground under the volcano and the cone of the volcano acts like a pressure cooker relief valve. Depending on the pressure and the strength of the old plug in the cone it either oozes mud down its flanks or it sends it out far and wide in an explosive eruption.
Other mud eruptions are basically 'earth farts' from superheated steam as it escapes from muddy 'pools' fed by I cannot recall or methane bubbles coming to the surface and 'burping' away the more polite way were told.

Mind we also got taught its freezing cold at the poles, the earth is a round ball tilted off its axis of spin which is at its core a huge ball of molten iron so what do i know!
 

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Good find. I think mud volcanoes and soil liquefaction are probably the main contributors to the buried aspect of the global cataclysm.
 

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