A new mud volcano has been discovered 400 meters deep in the Barents Sea in Norwegian waters, according to researchers from the Arctic University of Norway.

In collaboration with REV Ocean, researchers from the Arctic University of Norway have discovered this second volcano which is constantly releasing mud, liquids and gases from the interior of the planet, reads a statement from the University. .

Named, Borealis Mud, this unusual geological phenomenon was discovered by the research vessel Kronprins Haakon using a remote-controlled underwater vessel called ROV Aurora, the same source said. The discovery was made in the southwest Barents Sea about 70 nautical miles south of Bjørnøya, the southernmost island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

The volcano, with a diameter of about seven meters and a height of 2.5 meters, continuously emits liquids rich in methane.

Quoted by the statement, Professor Giuliana Panieri, leader of the expedition, did not rule out the possibility of discovering other mud volcanoes in the Barents Sea.

“It is thanks to good cooperation and cutting-edge technology that we can make such discoveries. Seeing an underwater mud eruption in real time reminds me how amazing our planet is,” he said. To date, the only known mud volcano in Norwegian waters was that of Håkon Mosby, discovered in 1995.

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