On the territory of the village of Gushchu, Shamakhi region, a volcano erupted, APA's local bureau reports.
Before the volcanic eruption, there was a loud roar in the territory.
Then lava, erupting from the crater of the volcano for 15 minutes, spilled onto the soil surface over an area of 2 hectares. The volcanic lava has risen to a height of about 60-70 m. During the current eruption, no fire, characteristic of mud volcanoes, was observed. The eruption has stopped, and a sharp smell of gas is felt in the area of the eruption. Houses are located 150 m from the eruption zone. According to the villagers, this is the first eruption of this volcano. There is another volcano 2 km from the eruption zone, which erupted 3 years ago. As a result of the eruption, the crops of the villagers became unusable, cracks appeared on the walls of 3 houses. In the zone of the volcanic eruption, tectonic faults appeared on the soil.
The Gushchu volcano in Azerbaijan's Shamakhi region erupted, the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS told APA.
Institute staff was sent to the area of the eruption.