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Russian mud volcano looks like a giant human eye

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 3:33 PM - Eastern Russia's Pugachevskiy mud volcano is making headlines after a series of images taken by photographer Mikhail Mikhailov made their way online. After pressure builds up in the volcano, it releases mud instead of lava. That recently happened, and it made the structure resemble a giant human eye.

The rare phenomenon was caught, unexpectedly, when Mikhailov flew over the area.

"I haven't ever seen anything like this before," he told the Daily Mail.

"There are quite a lot of mud volcanoes in the world and this one is well-known. But I haven't ever seen it looking like an eye!"

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Mud volcanoes can range in size from a metre high to 700 metres high. The Lusi mud volcano in Indonesia is the largest in the world with a diametre of 10 kilometres.

Source: The Daily Mail

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