Wandan Mud Volcano Flares Up

The mud volcano which is located in Pingtung County in Taiwan’s south, last erupted in late April, created a spectacular light show this evening June 24 as it blazed from 6:00PM. At 10:00PM it was still burning.

Residents and visitors took pictures and posted them on social media.

The mud volcano erupts periodically at different locations within a roughly 2 kilometer radius, as the pressure of natural gasses builds up. Locals sometimes ignite the gases.

natural gases burning wandun mud volcano Pingtung County
Natural gases released by the Wandun mud volcano were ignited in the evening of June 24, in Pingtung County Taiwan. Photo: social media via UDN

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