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.

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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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