Mud volcanoes in Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces, Makran Coast, Southeast Iran


Author : Hossein NegareshPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 54Page : 1-7Year : 2008


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 54, November 2008, pp. 1 - 7

 

Mud volcanoes in Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces, Makran Coast, Southeast Iran

Hossein Negaresh

Geography and Environmental Planning Faculty, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

E-mail address: h_negaresh@hamoon.usb.ac.ir

 

Abstract — Mud volcanoes are prevalent along the Makran coastal region and two of them are described here, Borborok and Pirgel. They form marked geomorphology rising several tens of metres above the surrounding plains and erupt mud of varying viscosities, colour and composition; associated gas, mainly carbon dioxide with some methane that causes bubbles to form. Their origin is attributed to a dewatering phenomenon associated with the subduction of the Oman Sea plate beneath Eurasia.

Keywords: SE Iran, mud volcano, geomorphology