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LUSI: The Geology and Engineering of a Mud Volcano Disaster in Java

17 June 2015
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Event type:
Lecture, Evening meeting
Organised by:
Solent Regional Group
University of Southampton (NOC)
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In 2006, a new mud volcano erupted adjacent to an exploratory gas well in the Porong District of Java. Colloquially called LUSI (Lumpur Sidoarjo), the mud volcano is unlike naturally occurring mud volcanoes, as it has until recently maintained continuous and high mud flow-rates at high temperatures. Although there is much debate amongst geoscientists about the cause of the mud volcano, it is the social and economic impact that is of greatest importance to the many thousands of people made homeless and to the economy of the area.

David’s talk will describe LUSI, its evolution, its impact and what can be said about its future development.




David Shilston CGeol FGS FRSA

Atkins and Past-President, The Geological Society of London)


Year of Mud

Find out about the Year of Mud, and other themed events in 2015

Convenor Contact

Neil Mackenzie

Tel: 01256 310350