The mud volcanoes create a strange lunar landscape, due to the absence of vegetation around
the cones. Vegetation is scarce because the soil is very salty, an environmental condition in
which few plants can survive. However, this kind of environment is good for some rare species
The volcanoes are not
extremely high (the
highest are probably 5-6
I AM GLAD TO MEET meters) and they are
YOU! not toxic.
The Berca Muddy Volcanoes are rarely visited by local villagers – as they believe the place is
cursed by evil and malefic spirits. The Muddy Volcanoes are also called “the gates of hell”.
Sure the fear of unexplained leaves room for many odd beliefs. Tourists are also rare, but not
because the place is “haunted.” The relatively low number of tourists has more to do with the
roads’ accessibility – you’ll need a Jeep or something similar to drive there. Other cars will
probably give you a hard time.
“Mud volcanoes,” also known as “sedimentary volcanoes” or “gas - oil volcanoes,” are
close cousins to magmatic volcanoes. Just like magmatic volcanoes, they can erupt
powerfully and hurl flames to great heights (sometimes even several hundred of meters).
They spew out millions of cubic meters of hydrocarbon gases and tons of mud. Mud
volcanoes also exist on the floor of the sea and can form islands and banks that alter the
topography and shape of the coastline and even trigger earthquakes.
The Mud Volcanoes are a
geological and botanical
reservation located in the
Berca commune in the Buzau
Country in Romania. Its most
spectacular feature is the
mud volcanoes, small
typically a few meters high
caused by the eruption of
mud and volcanic gases.
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• III F Class from Scoala nr 1 Rma Sarat, Buzau