Yanar Dag, translated as “the Fire Mountain”, is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously from subsurface, on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.   Image credit: wikimedia.   Whatch the video…


Yanar Dag  is known as the “land of fire.” Flames jet out into the air 10 feet (3.0 m) from a thin, porous sandstone layer.

However a visual comparison of the photos of Yanar Dag compared to images of “Mud volcanoes”  will show the difference between this seep and the “sedimentary volcanoes” or “gas – oil volcanoes” concealed below land and sea in the Caspian region and which Azerbaijan has the largest concentration globally, though others exist in Turkey, Turkmenistan and elsewhere.

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