Recent sand volcanoes in the sand of a dike under construction
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 421–425, June 1976
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NEUMANN-MAHLKAU, P. (1976), Recent sand volcanoes in the sand of a dike under construction. Sedimentology, 23: 421–425. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1976.tb00060.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- (Revision received 16 September 1975)
Sand volcanoes are small volcano-like features. They range in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres. Five volcanoes with a maximum diameter of 2 m were observed during the construction of a dike on the coast of Northwestern Germany. The cones reached heights of about 15 cm with craters in the middle.
The rise of the volcanoes is explained by de-watering of sediment.