'Human error' triggered mud volcano

New study concludes volcanic eruption of mud in Indonesia's East Java was caused by human error.

    A new study has concluded that a volcanic eruption of mud in Indonesia's East Java was caused by human error.

    An international team of scientists says there is no doubt that drilling at a nearby gas well weakened rock formations, triggering the crisis.

    The company responsible for the drilling, Lapindo Brantas, claims the problem was caused by an earthquake.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from East Java.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.