Lumpur Sidoarjo: Man vs nature?

Lumpur lapindo

It has been nine years since the opening of a mud volcano in Sidoarjo in May 2006. It buried more than 6.5km2 of the city;  displaced almost 40,000 people with the costs are estimated at over US$2.7 billion.

We are still wondering what CAUSED this environmental tragedy: triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins?

In a new journal article published by the journal Nature Geoscience, a University of Adelaide researcher, Dr Mark Tingay, argued that:

The disaster was initiated by a drilling accident.

Read more: Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano.


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